Indian spin veteran Ravichandran Ashwin praised speedster Jasprit Bumrah for his performance in the second Test match against England. Ashwin Ashwin claimed that “Boomball” was the true “show stealer” of the game. In the first Test, England defeated India by 28 runs to take a 1-0 lead. However, in the second Test, which India won by 106 runs, Bumrah’s “Boomball,” his pinpoint yorkers, and his ability to put batters under pressure checked England’s highly attacking, optimistic, and result-oriented “Bazball” strategy. Scroll down to read R Ashwin Reacts To Jasprit Bumrah Becoming No.1 Test Bowler.
R Ashwin Reacts To Jasprit Bumrah Becoming No.1 Test Bowler
Bumrah claimed nine wickets, including six in the opening innings, and was named the “Player of the Match.” Following the game, Bumrah quickly dethroned Ashwin to take the #1 spot among Test bowlers worldwide.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ashwin described Bumrah’s ascent to the top of the rankings as a “Himalayan feat” and stated that he bowled exceptionally well.
Ashwin remarked, “BoomBall stole the show. Jasprit Bumrah has demonstrated exceptional bowling. With 14 wickets, he is the highest-scoring bowler in Test cricket and the top bowler overall. I am a big follower of his, and this is a Himalayan effort.”
The spinner also praised young batsman Shubman Gill, who, in the second Test, finally achieved a century and above fifty after 12 Test innings. According to Ashwin, Gill’s talent is indisputable, and his century gave his detractors reason to respect his batsmanship.
Shubman Gill is undoubtedly talented; there is no denying it. However, Ashwin stated that the hundred supported the type of armor he wore as a batter.
On the fourth day, Ashwin recalled, the match was evenly balanced, but the team’s “extraordinary vibe, energy, and performance” gave them the advantage. The veteran, who is only one wicket short of 500 Test wickets, likened the thrilling action of this series to England’s memorable home Ashes series victory over Australia in 2005.
Stevens said, “As the fourth day began, everything was even. However, our outstanding spirit, vigor, and collective work enabled us to tie the series 1-1. I was very interested in the exciting Ashes series that England played against Australia in 2005. “
“This series is making me feel excited in a similar way,” Ashwin remarked.
According to Ashwin, the third Test will begin on February 15 at Rajkot, the hometown of seasoned middle-order hitter Cheteshwar Pujara. If Pujara invites the team home for supper, Ashwin jokes that they should watch and wait.
“A true icon from India, he just finished his 100 Test matches. We’re going to play in his spot. From Saurashtra, Ravindra Jadeja. His hometown is the Rajkot stadium, yet he was born in Jamnagar. Let’s see if Cheteshwar Pujara extends an invitation to everyone for dinner at his house,” Ashwin said in closing.
Notably, Pujara has been scoring a ton of runs in the present Ranji Trophy. In six games, the out-of-favor batter has amassed 648 runs at an average of 81.00 throughout nine innings. He has two hundred and two fifty-score runs. His highest rating is 243. In the competition, he has scored the third-most runs.