Ricky Ponting on Jasprit Bumrah: T20 World Cup 2022 is going to start in Australia from next month. The pitches here have been helpful to the fast bowlers. In such a situation, this time fast bowling is going to be an important factor in the T20 World Cup. All the teams have more than one fast bowler but when it comes to the best fast bowling, two names come first at the moment… Jasprit Bumrah and Shaheen Afridi.
It is often heard on television channels whether Jasprit Bumrah is better or Shaheen Afridi. Here comes the mixed answer of experts. Now that the T20 World Cup is near, this discussion has started intensifying. In one such debate, when former Australia captain Ricky Ponting was asked a question about this, what did he answer, read here …
Ricky Ponting said in the ICC review show, ‘Look, how can you separate these two bowlers? Both of them have been the best bowlers in the last few years in all formats of cricket. I will go with experience for who will be better in the coming World Cup. Bumrah will be better. This is because he has played a lot in Australia. He has played more cricket than Afridi in Australia. He has played more tournaments than Afridi too.
Bumrah ahead in terms of experience
Jasprit Bumrah has been leading the bowling attack of Team India for a long time. In T20 International cricket, he has taken 69 wickets in 58 matches. In comparison, Shaheen Afridi has got 47 wickets in 40 matches. Both these bowlers could not play in the recently concluded Asia Cup due to injury.