Allan Donald, a former South African cricketer, has heaped praise on Jasprit Bumrah, claiming that the 28-year-old Indian pacer possesses “superior skills” across all formats of the game. Bumrah’s adaptability to all formats, according to Donald, is “just crazy,” and “everyone” is talking about him right now.
“Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah are two players who I would like to see remain at the top of the rankings across all formats.” Bumrah, on the other hand, would be the one who would stand out in terms of all formats. His ability to adapt to a variety of formats is incredible, and everyone is talking about him. In all formats of the game, he possesses sublime abilities,” Donald was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.
“I was just watching him bowl the other day,” I explained. Most notably, his delivery of the ball after an awkward run-up and release of the ball are out of this world spectacular. In addition to having a fantastic wrist turn-over, he also has a unique ability that no one else in the game possesses. “There’s nothing that can go wrong for him,” he explained.
Jasprit Bumrah has taken 12 wickets from the 8 times he’s faced in ODIs.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 18, 2022
Donald, also known as the ‘White Lightning,’ stated that the India pacer is a must-have in his starting XI in all three formats of cricket. “What distinguishes him is his ability to bowl yorkers at any time in any format. In addition, he understands when to throw that yorker in Test cricket. With him, I have an unbeatable combination in all formats. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen such determination in a young fast bowler. When he first appeared on the scene, I thought to myself, ‘Wow! This guy moves at a breakneck pace.’ And now he’s one of the players I’d want on my team in any situation, regardless of the format,” Donald said.
Donald stated that Bumrah and other Indian bowlers became ‘a little impatient’ during certain phases of the second and final Tests, both of which India lost in order to concede the series despite winning the first match. On occasion, India’s bowlers deviated from their predetermined patterns. Normal plans entail bowling the fourth-stump line in order to locate the ‘keeper’s gloves, to name a few examples. In both Johannesburg and Cape Town, they became a little more frustrated and began to bowl on both sides of the wicket,” he explained.