Bumrah awkward action worked as his advantage, Says Zaheer Khan
Describing Jasprit Bumrah as an exceptional talent, former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan feels that his awkward action has worked as an advantage rather than a weakness.
Zaheer Khan told PTI about Bumrah Action
Jasprit Bumrah is a special talent, and he has that awkward action that is an advantage for him over opponent’s batsmen. He’s eager to learn and drive to excel. He’s been working on his fitness, adding new things to his bowling alley. It has evolved as a bowler in a short time, which have been the keys to success,
It’s about how you take things easy and what kind of approach you have. I think Bumrah has demonstrated all the attitude of achieving that success, added the 40-year-old Zaheer.
Zaheer Khan was part of the World Cup-winning Indian team back in 2011, also did not read much about the omission of doll spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, saying the T20 World is still far away.
They’ve been transparent about what their approach is. We have to wait and see how things evolve and develop. We have plenty of time for the T20 World Cup (to be held in Australia), so we’ll have to wait and see how things evolve and what kind of experimentation happens, Zaheer said.
So everyone allowed to have a thought process, we’ve seen it with other teams as well. We had seen with the England team that, before the World Cup, they were transparent about it and so is this (Indian) team.”
The interaction with Zaheer organized by the Abu Dhabi T10 League, of which it will be part and the official Sony Pictures Sports Network stations.
Zaheer also has a tip for young South African runner Kagiso Rabada, who must quickly adapt to the conditions and use the reverse swing to succeed in India in the next series of tests, which begins at Visakhapatnam on October 2.
Rabada is one of the best bowlers in the world. In 37 tests, he has taken the astonishing amount of 176 wickets.
“There are so many good bowlers and (Kagiso) Rabada has been there, and you’ve seen him in such a short time. It has had such a huge impact on test cricket, and the numbers are a reflection of that fact.”
“In India, we’ll have to see how it adapts to the conditions. You have to adapt to the conditions, and for any fast-bowling player to succeed in India, you must possess the ability to throw with the old ball and use the reverse swing. So, I’m looking forward to seeing how Rabada does it and how quickly it adapts in the series (Test),” said Zaheer.