Former Australian Captain Michael Clarke praised Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah for his exceptional performance in the second Test against England in Vizag. Bumrah’s outstanding performance, including nine wickets on a traditionally spin-friendly pitch, earned him the Player of the Match award. His reverse-swinging yorker to Ollie Pope left cricket fans worldwide in awe.
Bumrah’s triumph in Vizag led to him becoming the new number-one-ranked bowler in Test cricket. He became the first bowler in cricket history to be ranked number one in all three formats at least once, joining a prestigious list of cricketers to achieve this distinction.
Michael Clarke also praised James Anderson, acknowledging the 41-year-old’s impressive bowling performance and emphasizing the importance of longevity in greatness. Clarke expressed his admiration for Anderson’s ability to navigate the highs and lows of his career and maintain his class and skill in the recent Test match.