Jasprit Bumrah and Chahal have been quite impressive with their bowling in last few years. While Chahal has been crucial to breaking partnerships in the middle overs, Bumrah has emerged as India’s death bowling specialist. They have proved much for the Indian side in the limited overs format and in the current concluded T20I series against the Kiwis, they have been stars in the last decider. Bumrah has also been adjudged as the player of the series.
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Getting impressed by this duo’s last performance, Sunil Gavaskar heaped praises on the youngsters. He was impressed with Chahal’s ability to concede runs and Bumrah’s fiery spell of 2 for 9. The veteran cricketer thinks that their efforts in IPL have made them act in such a sensational way and also their skills have been phenomenal at such a pitch.
“They were fantastic. They have been absolutely terrific. They had brought all their IPL experience into play, they know exactly where to bowl, to which batsman what line to bowl, what deliveries to bowl and yes, there will be that odd over when they will go for runs but they come so strongly. That tells you about their (Bumrah and Chahal) big heart as well. Take punishment and then to come back and bowl deadly overs,” quoted Sunil Gavaskar as per NDTV.
According to him, they both are ready to head towards representing India in the longer formats of the game too. With the home series coming to an end after Sri Lanka test series, India would be heading for the South Africa tour and Gavaskar thinks that Bumrah’s pace can prove lethal in an overseas tour. Chahal’s spell can also be quite handy in that respect and can be a gambling factor for the team.
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“Both these bowlers have been quite outstanding and I do believe that the way they are bowling they should also be considered for the red ball format which is the Test format. Particularly, I think both of them. Bumrah for example, you know in South Africa, Australia and England he will be quite a handful with the pace and with the accuracy that he has and Chahal as well, the way he has been tossing the ball up to the odd batsman, getting the ball to turn and grip, I think both of them are ready for red ball cricket,” Gavaskar concluded.