New Delhi: Former South African pacer Eric Simmons has lauded Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling, saying he is one of the ‘fastest bowlers in front of me’. The Indian pacer took a five-wicket haul in the opening Test against South Africa as the Indian team secured a 113-run win at Centurion.
South Africa were bundled out within 200 runs by the Indian bowlers in both the innings, with pacer Jasprit Bumrah taking two wickets in the first innings and three wickets in the second innings.
Simmons said that many players are not aware of the nuances of cricket, but Bumrah is very clear about the nuances of the ball.
He said, “He is one of the fastest bowlers in front of me. When we play against him in the IPL, I try to talk to him during that time. I don’t think people think about the maturity and maturity of Bumrah and Indian bowlers in general. Understand the nuances of cricket.
The 59-year-old Simmons was quoted as saying by news18.com that he had also been the bowling consultant of the Indian team and also coached the bowling unit of Chennai Super Kings. He said, “Indian bowlers understand the game very well. In IPL you work with bowlers from all over the world and I think India bowlers have good plans, if they don’t succeed in one then another plan.” Bumrah is a good leader. He helps other bowlers as well.
This is one of the important role of the game. To advance a group of bowlers first you need to advance the bowlers. Giving the example of Mohammed Shami, he said that batsmen are very upset with his line and length.
Shami took five wickets in the first innings of the first match against South Africa and took three wickets in the second innings.
first published:Jan. 9, 2022, 8:42 p.m.