Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has compared Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling to Dale Steyn. Pietersen said that Bumrah’s brilliant bowling spell in the Oval Test reminded him of Dale Steyn. Bumrah clean bowled Ollie Pope (2) and Jonny Bairstow (0) on the last day of the fourth Test.
The Match Turned Towards India.
Kevin Pietersen said in a blog for Betway, “He can bowl long spells. But with intensity, accuracy, speed, and discipline. In that sense, he reminds me of Dale Steyn, who announced his retirement last week.” For me, Steyn is the greatest fast bowler ever. Because he did it in all conditions.” Pietersen said, “Bumrah may never touch the heights of Steyn, but his ability to break the opposition team in any part of the world makes him a different bowler.
Apart from Pietersen, English captain Joe Root also praised him fiercely.
Apart from Pietersen, English captain Joe Root has also praised Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling. After the loss in the fourth Test, Root had said that Bumrah’s reverse swing over was the turning point that turned the match in India’s favor. Root said the credit for the victory goes to India. Bumrah’s over was the turning point of the match. By the 61st over, England had scored 141 runs for two wickets. And he was in a happy state. But Bumrah destroyed the hosts’ middle order by dismissing Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow.
Root praised Bumrah’s excellent bowling
Root said Bumrah is a great bowler. And we have to accept that. That he bowled brilliantly. It was world-class bowling. If we remain in this situation in the future, we will manage well. The England captain explained that the team could not get a big lead on a pitch that was helpful for batting in the first innings.