Hat trick man Jasprit Bumrah receives high praise from the West Indies
West Indies captain Jason Holder tipped his cap Jasprit Bumrah after the Indian bowler pocketed a hat-trick on the second day of the second Test in Kingston on Saturday.
Bumrah picked up 6-16 when the West Indies collapsed 87 by seven on stumps in their first innings, still 329 races past the score of India's first innings.
He threw some magic balls today and got some of our batters to have some very good balls, said Holder, who was fired by Bumrah by 18.
He also got the ball swayed quite late tonight. It was difficult. He threw me many inswingers. (The delivery of dismissal) bent down and left me at the last moment, so I give him all the credit for that.
The right Bumrah, who made his debut in the Test against South Africa at the beginning of last year, generally plays at 140-145 km/h and can balance the ball both ways.
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He has taken 61 wickets in an average clip of just under 19 races and has tricked the top order of the West Indies during the series, nothing more than left-handed Darren Bravo, who has fallen three times to Bumrah, twice lbw and once thrown out.
Bumrah's performance on Saturday was after his figures of 5-7 in the second inning of the first Test in Antigua last weekend, which had removed the great fast bowlers Andy Roberts and Curtly Ambrose singing the praises of the 25 year old player
He is the best Indian fast bowler I have ever seen, said Roberts, 68, who took 202 terrains in 47 tests, at the Indian Express.
If you can balance the ball at your own pace, none of that. Such bowlers thrill you.
India had Kapil Dev and some others, but we never thought they could produce someone as lethal as Bumrah, he added.
Ambrose, who took 405 wickets from 98 games as part of a fearsome drummer of the West Indies of the 1990s, also received high praise.
The rhythm, the aggression, the hostility, the trade. The way he beats the hitters, the way he sees them, could have been one of us, he told the newspaper.