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Jasprit Bumrah World’s Best Bowler said Ollie Robinson

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Jasprit Bumrah World's Best Bowler

Jasprit Bumrah world’s best bowler said Ollie Robinson

While watching Jasprit Bumrah play in the second Test of the current 5-match series in Visakhapatnam, England fast bowler Ollie Robinson did what all cricket fans do they cheered.

“Can this guy get any better?” was the feeling running in his mind as Robinson watched Bumrah make up reverse swing to worry England’s batting unit in the coastal city.

In the second Test, Jasprit Bumrah took 9 wickets and was a big reason why India was able to bounce back from their loss in Hyderabad and tie the series 1-1 in Visakhapatnam.

In the first innings, Bumrah bowled a reverse swing lesson that confused England’s hitters because they didn’t think pace would be a problem on a pitch that was better for spin.

Jasprit Bumrah Worlds Best Bowler

A reverse-swinging yorker from Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope has been one of the most-shared and talked-about deliveries from the second Test. Not only Pope was shocked, but so were everyone else who saw Bumrah bowl that impossible ball.

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Robinson’s Praise for Jasprit Bumrah

Ollie Robinson, who is on tour with the England team, said that he and James Anderson were talking about what skills Jasprit Bumrah has that make him a great all-round fast bowler after the reverse swing show in Vizag’s first innings.

“Jasprit Bumrah has been crazy good. I must have said, ‘This bloke’s the best bowler in the world,’ ten times in Vizag,” Ollie Robinson said in his piece for the Wisden.

“The way he got Popey (Ollie Pope) out, I was like, ‘Oh my, this guy’s a joke.’ And then he got Foakesy (Ben Foakes) out with a slower ball and I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness, can this guy get any better?’” Robinson said.

“You watch him and you think, ‘Wow, he’s good.’ And then there’s something else where you think, ‘He’s amazing, can he do anything more?’ And as a bowler me and Jimmy were speaking about it and after the last game to watch him ply his trade in India is really special because we’re always trying to put on a performance like that in these conditions,” he added.

“The way he changes his pace and the different balls that he’s got when the game’s meandering along, Foakes and Hartley in the last game were playing really nicely in the fourth innings and were playing his on-pace ball fairly well, there was no inkling that he was going to bowl that 120kph cutter that got Foakes. His art of surprise and execution is something that I wouldn’t have practiced as much before,” added Robinson.

“I practice smashing top-of-off stuff and trying to move the ball either way. I’ve never really thought about using my T20 skills in a Test match that often. I actually practiced the slower ball that Chris Woakes bowls – not the knuckleball, the one where you lock your wrist and come under it a little bit slower – with Paul Collingwood in Vizag after watching what Bumrah was producing.”

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