Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara, one of the world’s greatest batsmen, praised Mumbai Indians fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and said he would prefer to face the Indian attack of veteran Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Manoj Prabhakar instead.
When Lara was asked if he would like to play against Bumrah, he said in an interview to a private newspaper, ‘I think I would prefer to face Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Manoj Prabhakar instead of Bumrah (laughing). .
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He continued, ‘… but yes, the challenge will be extraordinary. You know that during my playing days there were players like Makhaya Antini, who had a similar edge in bowling. So the people I played against might have some comparisons. I know I will not back down. ‘
Bumrah currently has a purple cap of IPL-13. He has so far taken 27 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 13.92 with an economy rate of 6.71.
Lara said that Bofrah and Rajasthan Royals pacer Jofra Archer can be counted as the best in any era of cricket. He said, ‘Bumrah and Archer can be counted as the best in any era of cricket. Whether they were playing in the 2000s, 90s, 80s or even 70s. These two will be at the top in fast bowling in any era, which I have seen, played and watching.
Explaining the reasons for the success of Bumrah and Mohammed Shami of India in the short and long format of cricket, Lara said that he has bowled on the Test match length in T20. He said, ‘Why Bumrah and Shami are so successful because they bowl on the Test match length in T20. You will not see him consistently making slow balls. They try to hit the seam, aim at the stumps or try to take the edge of the bat. ‘