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25 June 2021
Swashbuckling English batsman Jonny Bairstow hailed Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah stating that he has all the traits and skills for all three formats of the game. Bumrah was under a bit of pressure after going wicketless in the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand.
However, as they say, form is temporary and class is permanent, he showed the world again why he is one of the very best going around by roaring back to form with a nine-wicket match haul in the opening drawn Test against England. He bowled in the right channels and on occasions, he was simply unplayable.
“Well, I can’t tell you all the discussions (about Bumrah), look we know that Bumrah has got amazing skills, doesn’t he?” Bairstow said in a conference call organised by the broadcaster Sony ahead of the second Test in Lords slated to kick off from 12th August (Thursday).
“With his action, he (Bumrah) varies on the crease as to where his delivery points are, and we all know as well and he (is) slightly different in his action with his run-up and then just his action in general,” said Bairstow.
“We also got to give him (Bumrah) credit, he is a world-class bowler, isn’t it, we have seen that in the IPL, we have seen that in white-ball cricket for India and also in red-ball cricket," Bairstow added.
The second Test will commence on 12th August (Thursday) and will be played in the iconic venue, the Lords.