Former World Cup-winning Indian captain Kapil Dev has recently praised the present Indian fast bowling attack. He feels proud to see the current Indian pace bowling attack.
India has not a rich history in pace bowling. Kapil Dev was one of the world-class pace bowlers and there were a few more other pacers, but otherwise, the Indian spinners dominated international cricket for long years. Since the 90s, India slowly started to introduce good quality pacers regularly but mostly failed to perform consistently.
Since 2000, the Indian pace bowlers have put good impact in international cricket. Though the spinners were still dominating the Indian cricket, the quality pace attack was also influencing the Indian bowling. However, most of them failed to sustain their international career consistently.
But the present Indian pace bowling unit is dominating world cricket. While the new generation is continuously growing up, the experienced pacers are sustaining their career very well. The Indian pace bowling unit has now the ability to pick up 20 wickets in a Test match. World cricket is appreciating this kind of dominant growth of Indian pace bowling attack.
Recently, the reporters asked Kapil Dev if he feels the current Indian pace attack is best. The legendary all-rounder claimed that the present fast bowling unit has changed the face of Indian cricket.
Kapil Dev said accoring to PTI, “Do I have to say that? Aisa pace attack humne dekha nahi tha, socha bhi nahi tha (we have not seen such a pace attack and never thought about it). So, one does not have to say anything and yes without any doubt, in the last four-five years the fast bowlers have changed the face of Indian cricket.”
Great to see Mohammed Shami doing well – Kapil Dev
Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav are dominating the present international cricket through their consistent performances. New pacers like Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini etc. are also showing the good calibre in their early international career.
While the Indian national cricket team is currently busy in the home Test series against South Africa, Jasprit Bumrah is unavailable for this series due to the minor stress fracture. However, India is not missing him hugely due to Mohammed Shami’s dominant reverse-swing bowling.
Kapil Dev claimed, “No issues about that (not being in the top 10 bowlers). How effective he (Shami) has been for the team is more important. You have seen him. Great to see him doing well and that’s the bottom line.”
Kapil Dev feels proud for the present Indian fast bowling unit.
He added, “I am proud of the quality of Indian fast bowlers. They have come in numbers.”
Kapil Dev later praised the Indian Premier League (IPL) for providing some great opportunities to the Indian pace bowlers.