Former West Indian legend, Ian Bishop has heaped praise on the current Indian fast bowling unit and said that he has seen a massive transition over the years. A couple of weeks ago, former Indian legendary batsman, Rahul Dravid had said that the current Indian fast bowling unit is the best that there has ever been. Mohammad Shami also acknowledged the same.
The Indian fast bowling unit, especially in Test cricket, has gone on to rule the world in recent years. The last 2-3 years have seen a rise in quality in the Indian fast bowlers, and they have become the most lethal pace attack in the world. A glimpse of it was evident during India’s tour of Australia in 2018 when the India National Cricket Team won its maiden Test series in Australia as the Indian bowlers rattled through the Aussie batting line up.
Now, former West Indian legend, Ian Bishop has heaped praise on the current Indian bowling line up and said that he has seen this transition and it has been great.
Ian Bishop Heaps Praise On The Indian Fast Bowling Unit
India’s pace attack comprising Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar has emerged as a potent force, helping the team achieve success in the World Test Championship.
“India are at the forefront, the vanguard, of this fast bowling renaissance because they obviously recognised this years ago,” the 52-year-old cricketer-turned-commentator said in Sony Ten’s Pit Stop.
“If you want to be the number one team in the world, you cannot rely on your spinners all the time because when you travel to western countries, spin is apparently only a certain stage of the game, you have to have fast bowling and India have found that,” Ian Bishop added.
Team India Should Preserve Jasprit Bumrah Carefully: Ian Bishop
Given the rigours of playing three formats, Ian Bishop called for managing the workload of the pacers, especially the leader of the Indian attack Jasprit Bumrah.
“Jasprit is one of a small group of bowlers who transcend the various formats of the game. But you can’t expect him to last if he is playing every game in every format. The human body cannot do that. You have to manage these precious resources because he is a generational talent,” he said.
Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as not only the best Indian pacer but as the world’s best fast bowler in recent times. It is due to his presence that the standard of fast bowling has taken a considerable rise in the last three to four years. The competition has increased a lot, and it is only for the good of Indian cricket.