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One of the deadliest pacers in world cricket presently, Jasprit Bumrah, has said that Lasith Malinga is the best yorker bowler in world cricket. Jasprit Bumrah, himself, is known for delivering accurate yorkers and is considered to be one of the greatest artists to perform the artistry in world cricket.
However, Lasith Malinga has ruled the entire cricketing circuit with his yorkers for more than a decade. He is Sri Lanka’s greatest-ever fast bowler and has got the statistics to prove this too. Coupled with his peculiar bowling action and death-bowling specialization, Lasith Malinga has been one of the most challenging bowlers to face.
Now, once considered to be his successor in world cricket, Jasprit Bumrah, has openly said that there is none better than Malinga in bowling accurate yorkers.
Jasprit Bumrah Heaps Praise On Lasith Malinga
“Malinga is the best yorker bowler in the world and he used it for such a long period. of time to the best of his advantage,” Bumrah was quoted as saying in a tweet by his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians.
The 26-year-old Indian fast bowler, considered as one of the greatest exponents of yorkers in modern-day cricket, was sceptical about how his body would react when he returns to full-fledged training post the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’ve been training almost six days a week but have not bowled for a long period of time. So I don’t know how the body will react when I bowl first,” Bumrah said.
Lasith Malinga Has Already Achieved Almost Everything In His Illustrious Career
Malinga is famous for the deadly yorkers that he bowls. He has dismissed a lot of quality batsmen throughout his career by sending down remarkable yorkers. At his prime, Malinga was considered to be one of the deadliest bowlers in world cricket and batsmen all across the globe had no answer to his deliveries
Records have always flowed in for Lasith Malinga throughout his international stint. He is the only bowler in cricketing history to take two four-wicket hauls in four consecutive balls in international cricket (v. South Africa March 2007 and New Zealand 2019) and also the only bowler to do so in two different formats.