After playing Bumrah on the nets, Tendulkar says the fast bowler has a somewhat clumsy action, which makes the batsman’s job a lot more difficult.

Published: June 17, 2021 18:34 |

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NEW DELHI: In just 19 test matches, Jasprit Bumrah has become India’s speed spearhead, and that’s not surprising, because even the legendary Sachin Tendulkar believes the fast bowler is difficult to master at the start of the innings can be. And the Kiwi batsmen will definitely have their job when Virat gives Kohli Bumrah the dukes ball in the World Test Championship final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

After playing Bumrah on the nets, Tendulkar says the fast bowler has a bit of clumsy action, which makes the batsman’s job a lot harder.

“I’ve been told that if a bowler bowls well, the non-striker should end up at the bottom (laughs). Jokes aside, Bumrah is a world class bowler, his action is a little awkward, I’ve played him on the nets and his action is awkward, he is faster than you think he hits the bat hard so it can be said that because his action is weird, you have less Time to react.

“I would suggest to any batsman that before you play a big shot, they make sure you get your eye clean because that’s their forte. Before a batsman gets his eye in, he’ll come in.” u nd deliver the knockout blow. So be ready for this, the first crucial moments are extremely critical. If you survive, understand and get used to your bowling action, things can gradually change, “he told ANI.

While Bumrah has done well so far, playing the World Test Final can be just another ball game and here he could use the experience of someone like Ishant Sharma. Tendulkar agrees that the 101 Test veteran knows the conditions in England better than anyone else on the team, but the maestro doesn’t want to call the playing XI. “Also, you have to have this mix of seniors and juniors because this mix works. I’m not suggesting anyone here, but I think balance works when hitting or bowling. Then you have seniors who run you because Ishant has been around for a long time; he knows the conditions in England better than anyone.

“Ishant would play a critical role, but I would leave it to management because they know , which bowler bowls well in the nets. They also had an intra-squad game and the batter would have also given their feedback to the coach and captain whether “The ball hits the bat hard enough to show that the bowler is in one good rhythm. We have to understand that and then pick the last XI, “he explained.

When asked about the silent assassin Kane Williamson, Tendulkar says he rates the kiwi skipper as one of the best in the business.” I watch people I’d like to be specific and when it comes to Williamson I’d literally rate him as one of the top two or three best players in the world. Technically I’d rate him as highly as anyone in the world. He’s absolutely right. He’s a real test player and someone who reads the game well.

“He’s not about blocking all the time, he likes to play his shots. But when he does decide to leave the ball, he is committed to whatever he wants. I like what I see, Williamson is without a doubt one of the “leading players in the world. When it comes to being technically correct, he’s as good as anyone,” he said goodbye.

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