India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah’s imitation of Anil Kumble’s bowling action has impressed the latter as the legendary fast bowler said that Bumrah was “pretty close” in copying his bowling action.
Bumrah is specialist in bowling toe crusher Yorkers & sharp bouncers but less did anyone knew that the ace pacer can pretty much imitate the bowling action of former spinner Anil Kumble. In a video shared by the BCCI on twitter on Saturday, Bumrah was seen imitating the bowling action of Kumble & he completely nailed it.
“We have all seen @Jaspritbumrah93’s fiery Yorkers and sharp bouncers. Here’s presenting a never-seen-before version of the fast bowler. Boom tries to emulate the legendary @anilkumble1074’s bowling action and pretty much nails it,” BCCI had written as the caption.
Replying to the BCCI’s tweet Anil Kumble wrote, “Well done Boom. Pretty close. You are an inspiration to the next generation of young fast bowlers who are imitating your style. Best wishes for the upcoming series.”
A legendary fast bowler Anil Kumble had announced his retirement from all forms of international Cricket in the eyar 2008. He has finished his career by scalping 619 wickets in Test Cricket. He has the third highest number of wickets scalped in test cricket behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Australia’s Shane Warne (708).
Anil Kumble is the second bowler in the history of International Cricket after England’s Jim Laker to scalp ten wickets in an innings of a test match. He had achieved this remarkable feat against Pakistan in 1999 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. Anil Kumble had bowling figures of 10-74 from 26.3 overs in the second Innings of the test match. Anil Kumble is currently the head coach of KXIP in the IPL.
Pace Spearhead was last seen in action in the recently ended India tour of Australia. He will come back to action in the upcoming four match test series against England which will commence on February 5 in Chennai.