Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir hailed India’s sensational bowler Jasprit Bumrah as the best T20 bowler in the world while reacting to him getting compared with the young Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi. Amir’s statements came ahead of the much-awaited thrilling match between India and Pakistan at the T20 World Cup that will take place tomorrow in Dubai.
Jasprit Bumrah vs Shaheen Afridi will be one of the key battles to watch out for in the clash tomorrow. However, Mohammed Amit feels that Shaheen has a long way to go before he can match India’s pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah.
Speaking on the YouTube channel ‘Uncut’, Mohammad Amir said: “See, comparing Shaheen with Bumrah at this point would be foolish because Shaheen is young and he is learning. And Bumrah has been doing well for India for so long and currently, I think he is the best T20 bowler, especially in the death overs,”
He added: “But Shaheen is Pakistan’s best bowler at the moment, given the way he has been performing in the last year, year-and-a-half. So, this promises to be a good contest. Bumrah bowls brilliantly with the new ball and among youngsters, Shaheen is the best when the ball is new.”
Furthermore, Amir feels that Pakistan will have the edge over Virat Kohli-led side in the fast-bowling department however, he also mentioned that India’s spin tank is superior to their opposition. He said:
“As far as fast bowling is concerned, Pakistan are better. Hasan Ali and Shaheen are doing well and Haris Rauf too. These are the best T20 bowlers in the death overs. From India’s point of view, Bhuvi was struggling in the IPL, so Bumrah is the only one you can say is bowling well,”
He added: “Shami too can bowl well but mostly with the new ball, I feel. I don’t know about his death bowling much but Bumrah is a complete bowler. In the spin department, India have the edge. Ashwin, Jadeja and Chakravarthy did well in the IPL.”