Ask any cricket fan growing up in the 1990s will tell you about the dread that the world ‘AUSTRALIA’ filled you with. A tour of Australia meant us praying for the well-being of our batsmen. Indian kids would idolise Aussie fast bowlers, trying to copy their bowling actions, especially Brett Lee. But now tables have turned, Indian bowlers are dominating the Kangaroos in their own backyard.
A video of an Aussie youngster trying to copy Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action has gone viral on Twitter. It has caught the eyes of cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle, International Cricket Council (ICC) and even the Indian fast bowler himself.
The Australia v India series in 2034 is going to be ! https://t.co/JiNBA3UQWT
— ICC (@ICC) January 9, 2019
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 9, 2019
The 24-year-old is scaling new heights in Test cricket. In just 10 Tests, the No.1 ODI bowler is ranked 16th in the longest format of the game.
According to popular opinion, Bumrah is India’s best fast bowler at the moment across all formats. His unique bowling action makes him a fan favourite. The kids are trying to copy him. Before the Aussie kid, a 5-year-old Pakistani kid tried to copy him as well.
The Mumbai Indians fast bowler was phenomenal in the Test series against Australia taking 21 wickets in four Tests. If he continues to perform like this, we may witness veterans calling him the best fast bowler India has ever produced.