Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has taken a shot at Virat Kohli, claiming that the Indian skipper is a constant performer, however doesn’t belongclose to the identical bracketas Sachin Tendulkar.
Razzaq additionally felt that India’s premier quick bowler, Jasprit Bumrah is overrated and isn’t nearly as good as a number of the yesteryear greats he has encountered.
The 40-year-outdated made a sweeping assertion that the usual of world cricket has dropped in latest occasions and that there isn’t a nuance to the sport anymore.
We aren’t seeing the identical world-class gamers that we performed in opposition to, say between 1992 and 2007. T20 cricket has modified the sport. There isn’t any depth in bowling, batting or fielding. It’s all primary now, he advised Cricket Pakistan.
Have a look at Virat Kohli, when he scores he scores. Yeah, he’s a good participant for them and is performing constantly, however I dont place him in the identical class as Sachin Tendulkar, who was a completely different class altogether.
“I have played against great bowlers like Glenn McGrath and Wasim Akram, so Bumrah is a baby bowler in front of me and I could have easily dominated and attacked him,” claimed Razzaq.
Razzaq represented Pakistan in ODIs from 1996 to 2013 and was a useful decrease-order batsman who bowled medium tempo.
He performed 46 Assessments, 265 ODIs and 32 ODIs for Pakistan.
He has come up in opposition to fairly a few high quality bowlers throughout his profession and so he believes that he would’ve had no qualms going through Bumrah’s bowling
“After having faced world-class bowlers in my time, I would have had no problem against a bowler like Bumrah. The pressure would have been on him,” mentioned the previous Pakistani cricketer.
He additionally attributed the Indian pacer’s effectiveness to his unconventional bowling motion.
“Bumrah is doing very well and has improved a lot. He has an awkward action and hits the seam perfectly which is why he is effective.”
Bumrah is ranked No.1 within the ICC ODI rankings for bowlers.
Know extra about Sport360 Software