Aakash Chopra gave a witty reply to Abdul Razzaq‘s recent remark on Jasprit Bumrah. Former Pakistan all-rounder Razzaq has said India’s yorker king as a baby bowler which has become a topic of a laugh among cricket fanatics and pundits.
Razzaq, while talking to Cricket Pakistan, said that he faced bowlers like Glenn McGrath and Wasim Akram, and Jasprit Bumrah is like a baby bowler in front of him. He further added that he would have easily dominated Bumrah in the field.
“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,” Razzaq had said in an interview to Cricket Pakistan.
Aakash Chopra, the commentator, Youtuber, cricket expert and former cricketer, has given a retort reply to the former Pakistan allrounder. He said that growing old was mandatory but growing up was optional in his tweet.
Chopra wrote on his Twitter handle, “Another fine example of the fact that growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. Well played”.
Another fine example of the fact that growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. Well played 🙏😝 https://t.co/yLQE6U0KRw
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 5, 2019
The Indian skipper Virat Kohli has also accepted that Jasprit Bumrah is the dangerous bowler in the field. The yorker king is an important card of the skipper who can be the game-changer.
Irfan Pathan also reacted on Razzaq’s absurd statement
Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan also took a dig on Abdul Razzaq’s peculiar statement. He recalled the statement of Javed Miandad of 2004, where he has said that the players like Irfan Pathan are in every street.
“Irfan jese bowlers hamari gali gali mein paae jate hay” par jab jab ye galli bowler inke samne khela har baar inki gilliyan nikal ke rakh di. Request to all fans not to pay any heat to those unnecessary over the top statements. Just read and smile,” Irfan wrote.
“Irfan jese bowlers hamari gali gali mein paae jate hay” par jab jab ye galli bowler inke samne khela har baar inki gilliyan nikal ke rakh di. Request to all fans not to pay any heat to those unnecessary over the top statements. Just read and 😃…. #bumrah #ViratKohli
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 5, 2019
Jasprit Bumrah is likely to return in New Zealand series
Currently, Jasprit Bumrah is under rehabilitation period. The pacer was detected with a minor stress fracture at the lower back and will soon return back to the action. The 24-year-old has missed all the home series after ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
He has become a crucial part of the team since his debut. The lethal bowler has played 42 T20Is, 58 ODIs and 12 Test matches. The death bowler hasn’t played a Test match in the home ground yet. It is expected that the player will return to the team next year when India will tour New Zealand.