Indian captain Virat Kohli is highly impressed with pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s performance. He appreciated the pacer by stating that he never wants to face him. Bumrah played a key role in India’s historic win at Melbourne as he claimed nine wickets in the Test.
After the match, Kohli showered praise on the young bowler. According to Kohli, the way Bumrah has matured in Test cricket, and the areas he has bowled so quickly in his Test career, it is a scary sign for the batsmen around the world in Test cricket.
Kohli admitted that if there is a pitch like Perth, he wouldn’t want to face Jasprit Bumrah to be honest because if he gets on a roll he can really crank it up and the way he bowls is so much more different to anyone and he think he realizes that more than the batsmen, and that’s why he is so confident about his skills.
Kohli feels that Bumrah’s mindset separates him from anyone else in the world right now. He looks at the pitch, and he doesn’t think, ‘Oh it’s a hard toil on this wicket.’ He thinks how can I take make a breakthrough for the team and your mindset separates you from the rest.
Kohli noted that Bumrah is as strong-headed as he has seen anyone in the past, and that’s the key to his success, that’s what he has seen in the past 12 months.
India picked Bumrah in the Test squad in 2018 despite the pacer not playing any first-class cricket for a year. Kohli revealed the idea behind this by stating that he pacer was training like he wanted to play Test cricket, he was that obsessed about his fitness levels and his work ethics.
So they discussed before South Africa that if they put him as a surprise package, he could be lethal if he gets his lines and lengths right.