There is no denying the fact that over the last two years Jasprit Bumrah has grown leaps and bounds and currently is one of the best fast bowlers in the world.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Monday also acknowledged the fact and called him as the most skilful bowler in the world, be it in Test cricket or One-Day Internationals.
Ahead of the first ODI against Australia, Virat and Bumrah were engaged in a fierce battle in the nets, with Bumrah having the last laugh.
“According to me, he’s (Bumrah) the most skilful bowler in the world in any format of the game. To play against him, he brings match intensity in the nets. He’s not shy of hitting us on the head or targeting our ribs every now and then,” Kohli said.
“Bumrah has been playing for the team for last four years and this is probably the second time I have ever got out (in) the net, hitting a few against him and not getting out.”
As a bowler you bowl with a lesser intensity in the nets as compare to bowling in matches, however, it’s not the same case with Jasprit Bumrah.
“He’s a proper, proper bowler and it’s always nice to play against the best in the nets. I challenge myself to play well against him, not every day do you get to hit boundaries off Jasprit in the nets,” Kohli said.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli will be eying to add another milestone to his name ahead of the first ODI against Australia. The Indian skipper is just one century away from equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring most number of centuries at home.
Sachin Tendulkar who holds the record for the most number of centuries in world cricket has 20 centuries to his name at home soil, while Virat Kohli is sitting at second position with 19 centuries.
India will play the first of the three-match ODI series against Australia at Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.