Jasprit Bumrah inspires more fear than any other bowler in the world, and twitter agrees.
"India relied on spin to get those wickets while just across the fence, Pakistan kept producing fearsome fast bowlers like Wasim Akram and Shohaib Akhtar. And then entered Jasprit Bumrah and the narration changed completely"
India waited through hope and dismay. The baton passed from one good hand to another, from Kapil Dev to Javagal Srinath to Zaheer Khan. They were all India’s best bowlers in their eras and did the job more often than not. India relied on spin to get those wickets while just across the fence, Pakistan kept producing fearsome fast bowlers like Wasim Akram and Shohaib Akhtar. And then entered Jasprit Bumrah and the narration changed completely. Today when Jasprit Bumrah runs in to bowl those lethal hard balls, the only thought that wades through the batsman’s mind is how to save his wicket. He is not thinking of scoring boundaries. He is not thinking of rotating strike. And the economy of 4.49 is a proof of that. We are witnessing something that has never happened in Indian cricket before. Jasprit Bumrah is inspiring dread in the batsmen’s minds and twitter agrees.
Bumrah going to be the leading bowler at this World Cup.— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) June 5, 2019
Whether it's Rabada or Bumrah is a debate to be had, but the best all-format bowler in the world is playing at the Ageas Bowl today. Absolute treat. #CWC19— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) June 5, 2019
More high quality fast bowling in Bumrah’s 3 overs than the entire tournament before this.— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) June 5, 2019
Oh my god Bumrah.. You putting heat into me and million of Indians, hardly any Indian bowler did so. #INDvSA— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) June 5, 2019
Watching Bhuvi bowl after Bumrah is like watching a Nano car speeding at 60 KMPH behind a Lambergini speeding at 300KMPH. #INDvSA— SwingAndSeam (@IsSwingAndSeam) June 5, 2019
Are speed guns at the world cup working fine? Because if they are then Bumrah didn’t bowl any faster than 145 kmph, but the way in which he hurried the batsmen speaks otherwise. And Virat Kohli also seems to agree. He stated in the press conference after the match that the edges that were flying off Bumrah’s bowling were really thumping his hand back at slip. Well, Jasprit Bumrah has just begun. This world cup will definitely stand witness to the heroics of the best fast bowler in the world, and he is an Indian.