Abdul Razzaq says that Bumrah is a ‘baby bowler’ and he would have dominated him

Former Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has sensationally claimed in an interview that he would have easily dominated Bumrah. Bumrah is regarded as the best pace bowler of today’s generation and helped India to win its first Test series down under last year.

“I have played world-class bowlers all across the world. I have no issues in facing Jasprit Bumrah. The pressure will be on him if I am in front of him. Because when you have faced bowlers like Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram or Shoaib Akhtar, you gain confidence. Bumrah is a ‘baby bowler’ for me. I can easily dominate him. Even he knows that this player has faced all these great bowlers in his time,” Razzaq said.

“Bumrah is doing good as per the current lot of players and he has improved a lot. He has an awkward action, and he runs awkwardly, but his ball release is tremendous. It falls on the seam. Hence, he is effective,” Razzaq said.

Razzaq also gave his view on the comparison between Tendulkar and Kohli, “If you speak to players from 1992 to 2007, they will tell you what cricket was. There were world-class players at that time. Now there are no longer world-class players. There is no depth in bowling, batting or fielding. It is all basic now,” he said.

“Like if Virat Kohli scores, so he scores. Yeah, he is a good player for them and is performing consistently, but you cannot place him in the same category as Sachin Tendulkar. He belongs to a completely different category,” Razzaq said.

Abdul Razzaq played 46 Tests, 265 ODIs and 32 T20Is in his cricketing career for Pakistan.

OpIndia Staff: Staff reporter at OpIndia
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