Virat Kohli-led India completed a 2-0 clean sweep over the Caribbean side at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. They won by 257 runs to collect 60 more points and move to the top of the ICC Test Championship with 120 points. After the match, Kohli praised Jasprit Bumrah
Kingston (Jamaica): India captain Virat Kohli hailed fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah as “the most complete bowler in the world” after winning the second and final Test of the series against the West Indies on Monday (September 2).
The Kohli-led India completed a 2-0 clean sweep over the Caribbean side at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. They won by 257 runs to collect 60 more points and move to the top of the ICC Test Championship with 120 points.
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Bumrah, who took a hat-trick in the first innings, came in for high praise from Kohli. “There is not much you can say about Jasprit, the way he has been bowling. All we can say is we are really lucky to have him on our team,” Kohli said after the match.
“Very rarely do you find a pack of bowlers who are hunting together. And bowling for each other, bowling in partnerships. If you see today, he had a bit of a niggle, but he came in and just bowled three overs in a spot, did the job for the team when he was in pain as well,” the Delhi right-hander said of Bumrah.
Kohli said Bumrah confuses the batsmen with his variety. "He confuses you with angles, with swing, he'll set up for the outswinger, then bowl the inswinger, and it's coming at pace, and then he can hit you with bouncers as well. So I think he is the most complete bowler in world cricket right now."
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Kohli said Bumrah was working hard to become the best in all three formats of the game.
“It's the mindset, when you put your mind to a certain thing, you strive towards it. He definitely wants to be the best bowler in the world, there is no question about it. He has moulded his life like that, he has moulded his discipline, his work ethic, the way he trains, the way he takes care of his diet, the way he bowls as much as he has to.
"He has absolute control of what he is doing. So when he steps out on the field, he knows how much he can contribute for the team. It is really pleasing to see a guy who was tagged as a T20 specialist, he came in and took over the one-day scene, and now he is taking over Test cricket. He is proving people wrong that there is a set template for every format. If you have belief, you can play every format. I totally vouch for that as well. He definitely has the mindset to succeed in all three formats and wants to be the best in the world."
The 25-year-old Bumrah took seven wickets in the second Test. So far, in his 12 Tests, he has 62 victims with five five-wicket hauls. He made his Test debut in January 2018 against South Africa in Cape Town.
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