In a video shared by BCCI on Twitter, Jasprit Bumrah saw Anil Kumble impersonate the action.© Twitter
India pacesetter Jasprit Bumrah’s imitation of Anil Kumble’s bowling action made the final impression, as he said the fast bowler was “pretty close” to rounding out the action. Bumrah is known for his bowling-toe-crushing yorkers and sharp bouncers, but who knew the pacemaker could pretty much beat former spinner Kumble’s bowling action. In a video shared by BCCI on Twitter on Saturday, Bumrah saw Kumble imitate the action and he pretty much succeeded. “We’ve all seen @ Jaspritbumrah93’s fiery yorkers and keen bouncers. Here’s a never-before-seen version of the fast bowler. Boom tries to recreate @ anilkumble1074’s legendary bowling action and pretty much nails it,” BCCI said. caption written. .
Kumble replied to the BCCI’s tweet: “Well done Boom. Pretty close. You are an inspiration to the next generation of young fast bowlers imitating your style. Best wishes for the upcoming series.”
Kumble, a legend of the game, had announced his retirement from international cricket in 2008. He finished with 619 wickets in the longest format of the game.
He has the third highest number of wickets (619) in Tests, behind only Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka (800) and Shane Warne from Australia (708).
Kumble is the second bowler in international cricket history after England’s Jim Laker who took all ten wickets in an innings of a test match. He had performed against Pakistan in 1999, at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.
Kumble had bowling figures of 10-74 from 26.3 overs, in the second innings of the Test match. Kumble is currently the head coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
As for pace spearhead Bumrah, he was last seen in action in the recently concluded Test series against Australia. He will next be seen in action in the upcoming four-game test series against England, which starts in Chennai on February 5.
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