Sunil Gavaskar heaps praise on the Indian bowling attack
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Sunil Gavaskar heaps praise on the Indian bowling attack.

Former Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has poured praises on the current Indian bowling unit, which comprise Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj. During his chat with Star Sports, Gavaskar reckoned, “India is blessed as far as riches in bowling are concerned.”

Despite not being an express pacer, Deepak Chahar can trouble the batsman with his both ways swinging deliveries. Gavaskar said that Chahar can move the delivery at a decent pace which makes it tricky for the batsman to play.

The former Indian cricketer also hailed experienced pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who can also move the deliveries both ways in the air.

“He is a terrific swing bowler. He has that extra pace as well. He isn’t express but he gets the ball to move at a decent pace which makes it difficult for a batsman. And he has got both the in-swinger and the out-swinger without a noticeable change in action. So when you have someone like him and have Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the bench after two fine performances in the series, India are blessed as far as riches in bowling are concerned,” said Gavaskar in a chat on Star Sports.

The 71-years old further applauded ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah for his sensational bowling. Gavaskar said Jasprit Bumrah can walk into any cricket team in the world right now. 

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“There is Bumrah. Don’t forget him. He will walk into any team in the world not just India team, any team,” the legendary batsman added.

Bumrah has been India’s go-to bowler in any situation. He remains extremely economical despite bowling the most difficult overs in a match. 

Of late, India has looked at Mohammad Siraj as the team’s most trusted third pacer in the test matches. He is consistently performing for the side and owing to which he has replaced the likes of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav.

“Then you have Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami…spoilt for choices,” concluded Sunil Gavaskar.

Team India have recently whitewashed West Indies in three matches ODI and as many games T20I series. The Rohit Sharma-led side comprehensively registered a thumping win against the visitors.

For their next assignment, India will host Sri Lanka for two tests along with three ODIs, starting February 26.

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