Aakash Chopra, the controversial Indian commentator, has named his list of top Yorker bowlers. The former Indian opener took to Youtube to list down six bowlers who he thinks can deliver six back to back deliveries, which can wobble the deep-seated stumps. Aakash Chopra shared the video on his YouTube channel, which has gained some significant popularity in the past few months.
Aakash Chopra started his list from the bowlers who were at their peak in the 90s and emphasized on the quality of two particular bowlers from the era.
Bowling Yorker is one of the most challenging skills to take up in the game. However, bowlers who are experts in the qualifications are often considered as perfect bowling options in the death overs. However, Aakash Chopra sprung a few surprises in the lists. A lot of famous names such as Pat Cummins and Zaheer Khan were omitted from the list. Even top bowlers from the 90’s such as Courtney Walsh and Ambrose, were also excluded from the list.
However, Askash Chopra validates his list with reasonable justifications and chose a balanced list overall. The list did not include any numbers and wee based entirely on Askash’s experience.
Aakash Chopra opened his list of the names of an English all-rounder. Andrew Flintoff, who had an exceptional ability to swing the ball away from the right-handed batsmen, ranked sixth on the list. Aakash Chopra has also added two Pakistani legends along in the list. Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, two of the Pakistani bowling legends from the 1990s, made their name on the list. The Indian Yorker machine Jasprit Bumrah also made a list along with his mentor from Mumbai Indians Lasith Malinga.
However, the name of the top of the list surprised many. Cricket fans were discussing the names of Mitchell Starc and Jasprit Bumrah for the top of the list. However, both the present time legends could only cement 5th and 4th spots, respectively. The Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga secured the top spot. We can say that it was the correct choice considering the potency of his balls. His four consecutive wickets against South Africa are still folklore.