India captain Virat Kohli after record breaking performance by Jasprit Bumrah, said that Bumrah is a man ‘obsessed’ with his cricket and convinced of his ability to conjure wickets on any surface.
“He thinks, ‘How can I make a breakthrough for the team?’ Your mindset separates you from the rest and he’s as strong-headed as I’ve seen anyone in the past,” Kohli told reporters after his team took a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series. “And that’s the key to his success. What Ive seen in the last 12 months is the way he has matured in Test cricket and the way that he is bowling so soon, so quickly in his Test career, I think is a very scary sign for all the batsmen around the world.
“I mean, in Test cricket if there is a pitch like Perth, I wouldn’t want to face Jasprit Bumrah, to be honest, because once he’s on a roll he can really crank it up.” Kohli was thrilled with the way his team bounced back in Melbourne after losing the second test at Perth Stadium, where they opted for four pace bowlers rather than picking a spinner. “You have to give everything that you have to win a series … to win a series away from home, it has to be an obsession,” said Kohli, who has now won 11 Tests away from home, equalling the India record of former skipper Saurav Ganguly.
Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah on Friday (Dec 28) broke the 39-year-old record by taking highest wickets on debut by taking 45 wickets. With a six-wicket haul in the first innings of the third Test against Australia at MCG, the right-armer took his tally to 45 wickets in 2018, surpassing Doshi’s record of 40 wickets in 1979.
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24 August, 2019