I have never seen anybody quite like Bumrah: McGrath (Photo Credit; AP & McGrath foundation)
The ongoing four-match Test series between India and Australia have been dominated by Indian seamer Jasprit Bumrah, who has notched up a staggering 19 wickets in just six innings and there are still two wickets left in the third Test, which is currently being played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australian legend Glenn McGrath has heaped praise on the Indian seamer by saying he has never seen anybody like Bumrah. The former Australian seamer further praised Bumrah’s run-up and his quick-arm action, which is unusual to witness in red-ball cricket.
The Gujarat lad has produced some sensational piece of fast bowling in his debut year in Test cricket and has already become the first Asian to pick up five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England and Australia in a calendar year. The 25-year-old seamer is currently leading the highest wicket-takers’ chart in the ongoing Test series and has bamboozled the Aussies with his variations and consistency throughout the series.
“I have never seen anybody quite like Bumrah. He has a short run-up but powers through to the crease. And he has such an unusual, quick, whippy action,” McGrath told The Hindu.
“It’s hard for the batsmen to pick him. Bumrah is strong, bowls at a good pace and gets the ball to lift awkwardly. He can both take the ball away and bring it in. And he has a good yorker” he added.
“Bumrah has been a huge factor in the Indian attack in this series,” the Aussie legend said.
McGrath was also impressed with Pat Cummins’ performance in the series and praised his attitude and stamina.
“He [Cummins] can run in all day and keep coming at the opposition. That’s his biggest strength,” and added “Cummins has a big heart and gives it his all on the field. He bowls with pace and control, sends down a heavy ball. And he uses the short-pitched delivery well.”