India’s senior off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin ne partner Jasprit Bumrah Praising him, he said that his ‘boomball’ did wonders in the second test against England. It is a huge achievement for this fast bowler to reach the top in the ICC rankings in all three formats. Due to Bumrah’s brilliant performance with the ball, the Indian team was successful in leveling the series 1-1 with a 106-run win in the second Test in Visakhapatnam. This fast bowler performed brilliantly with ‘reverse swing’ in England’s first innings and took six wickets for 45 runs. After this, he took three wickets in the second innings and took a total of nine wickets for 91 runs in the match.
Bumrah reached top in test rankings
Due to his performance, Jasprit Bumrah reached the top of the Test ranking list and he also became the first Indian fast bowler to achieve this feat. Earlier, Bumrah had also achieved the top position in ODI and T20. Ashwin said on his YouTube channel, ‘The most spectacular performance was ‘Boomball’. Jasprit Bumrah bowled exceptionally.
Took 14 wickets in two matches
He said, ‘He was the highest wicket-taker with 14 wickets and also became the number one Test bowler. The first fast bowler from India to achieve number one ranking in all formats. I am a big fan of his and this is a huge achievement. Ashwin said that the enthusiasm and energy that the players had on the fourth day of the second Test helped India achieve the desired result.
Fourth match will be held in Ranchi
He said, ‘We were on par on the fourth day. But the great enthusiasm, energy and performance of the team players helped in leveling the series 1-1. The five-match series is being played in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot, Ranchi and Dharamshala. Ashwin said that most of the Indian players have not played Test cricket at these places. This experienced spinner said, ‘In 2017, we played Australia in Dharamshala, Ranchi, Pune and Bengaluru. Usually, if there is a Test series of 4-5 matches, it is held in at least one or two big cities.
Players will face problems in new places
He said, ‘But this time it is happening at places which were not part of the World Cup match. These places are new for most of the Indian players. There are many players in our team who have not played first-class or test matches in Visakhapatnam. Ashwin said, ‘I don’t think this is possible in any other country. But this is possible in India because there are many test sites here. Therefore the players are not familiar with the home ground. He may have played IPL, T20 or ODI but playing with the red ball definitely makes a difference.