Virat Kohli hails 'outstanding' Jasprit Bumrah

Laxman: Bumrah is the No. 1 bowler in the world (7:43)

Sanjay Manjrekar says the India fast bowler is already the finished product despite being in only his first year as a Test player (7:43)

In his first year of Test cricket, Jasprit Bumrah has claimed five-wicket hauls in overseas wins in Johannesburg,Nottingham and Melbourne. He hit a new high in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, his match haul of 9 for 86 the best by an India quickin Australia. It was central to India claiming a 2-1 series lead, which meant they retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India’s captain Virat Kohli credited the bowlers for the victory and singled out Bumrah for special praise.

“Once you’re chasing 400 on a pitch I felt had enough for the bowlers if pitched in the right areas, we knew it was always going to be a tough task for Australia,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation. “But credit has to go to the bowlers. I think they have been outstanding, especially Jasprit [Bumrah].The way he bowled in this Test match was outstanding.”

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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