At present, India and Windies are playing the series-decider third and final ODI at Cuttack. During this ODI, the legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar revealed his favourite bowler in the present generation.
Nowadays, during the live cricket match, the cricket fans can ask the star cricketers, who generally sit in the commentary box. Just like that, a cricket fan asked a question to Sunil Gavaskar when Windies were batting in the first innings of the Cuttack ODI.
That question was, “#AskStar @StarSportsIndia I wanna ask to sunil sir in last 10 year we got many fast bowlers like Umesh, jaspreet, shami, bhuvneshwar, ishant, so sir what changes come in Indian cricket that we got many good fast bowlers and who is your favourite.”
Sunil Gavaskar praised Kapil Dev
Sunil Gavaskar first answered the beginning of the changes in Indian pace bowling. The legendary Indian cricketer gave that credit to the former Indian World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev. He praised Kapil Dev’s impressive swing bowling ability. Gavaskar added that his wicket-taking skills brought the belief to the young Indian pacers that they can also take wickets.
Mohammed Shami reminds Gavaskar of Malcolm Marshall
Later, Sunil Gavaskar revealed that the Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is his favourite bowler. Gavaskar added that Shami reminds him of the former Caribbean fast bowler Malcolm Marshall, who still scares him in his sleep.
The right-arm fast bowler Malcolm Marshall was one of the best pacers in his generation, and in the ’90s, he was the most Test and international wicket-taker for West Indies (now in the third position in both the list). Marshall played for West Indies from 1978 to 1992 where the pacer bagged 533 international wickets, including 376 Test wickets. Marshall dismissed Gavaskar in 10 international innings, including eight times in Test cricket.
Meanwhile, the 29-year-old Mohammed Shami is currently in a great form with the ball in hand. In 2019, Shami is the most wicket-taker in ODI cricket and second most wicket-taker in international cricket (till 22nd December 2019).
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