Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra believes Jasprit Bumrah’s tendency to never repeat mistakes is what defines him as a ‘specialized bowler’. Bumrah took the most wickets for India in the officially concluded five-Test series versus England, which India led 2-1 before being suddenly terminated, so Ashish Nehra Lauds Jasprit Bumrah.
Bumrah took 18 wickets in the series, who stands behind Ollie Robinson’s 21 wickets. He appeared in all 4 Tests. After the official cancellation of the Manchester Test, Nehra lauded Bumrah’s performance in the series in an interview.
“The most important thing for me is that Jasprit Bumrah does not repeat his mistakes. When you see the stats, in the first match he had probably taken five wickets, dismissed 7-8 batsmen in the Nottingham Test but after that, it is not that he has 30 wickets in the series. He did not get the wickets also in an odd Test but the way he bounced back and he knows very well when he needs to put in the effort,” said Nehra.
It’s important to keep in mind that Bumrah is better than Anderson: Ashish Nehra Lauds Jasprit Bumrah
He also talked about England’s experienced bowler James Anderson, who took 15 wickets in the series. When comparing Bumrah with Anderson, it’s important to keep in mind that Bumrah is better. Nehra said: “Jimmy Anderson has a lot of experience. Bumrah is not the one who has played 100 Test matches already. But it is his strength that he learns quicker from others and he has the X-factor as well.”
According to Nehra, Bumrah took control over the pitch from the calculation by exploiting his variations during The Oval Test.
“He took only two wickets but the way the game was going, when he bowled that spell, there was no chance for England to come back in the game. There was talk about the pitch being batsmen-friendly which I would say was the case as well, but the way he bowled the yorker in Test matches, he removed the pitch totally from the equation.”
“You saw the yorkers for sure but in this spell, he used the bouncers also very well. He plays with the batsmen’s minds, that is why you will be able to give such performances in Test cricket repeatedly,” concluded Nehra.