Former Pakistan speedster Salman Butt heaped praise on Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah and went on to tag him as “one of the best bowlers in modern cricket” while also compare him to the caliber of “Ferrari”.
Bumrah in no time has registered himself as one of the best in the business and with his consistency, he is expected to clinch more than 400 Test wickets once he finished his carrier.
Butt feels that even if the current Indian team has several fast bowlers including the likes of Shami, Shiraz, and Ishant but what Bumrah has got and carried himself in all three formats is way ahead the rest of his counterpart.
“In simple words, he is not a Toyota or a Corolla. Bowlers like him are of the calibre of Ferrari, Lamborghini… the big end cars, the special event cars. With such bowlers, you need to ensure you use them judiciously. With him, you have to select the occasions and conditions properly. And when you do that, you increase your timeline with him. The more he is used in valuable matches, the better output he will give. Bumrah is unique and at the moment, he is one of the best,” Butt said on his YouTube channel.
He also added that the value Bumrah brings to the Indian team at the moment is equivalent to what Wasim and Waqar used to bring for Pakistan.
“Bumrah is the one the captain turns to. If you look at Rohit Sharma, he mostly makes him bowl one over at the beginning and saves him for the last six overs. Why? Because the captain trusts him that if the opposition needs to get 30-40 off them, in Bumrah’s over, he won’t let you get the runs and pick up wickets too.”
“His worth in the Indian team is what Wasim and Waqar’s was for Pakistan. They did not allow 30-40 runs to be scored with five wickets remaining. They would get them out. Bumrah has that quality that wins India matches in the end; his dot ball percentage is great, has great control over his yorkers. He can deceive in his action, slower ball and the quick bouncer. He is a priceless asset for his team and captain,” Butt signed off.