‘Mentality Monster’ Jasprit Bumrah reached new heights in world cricket as he scaled the No. 1 place within the ICC Check rankings for bowlers. Bumrah dethroned his personal teammate Ravichandran Ashwin to make the highest spot his personal. Within the course of, the marquee pacer additionally grew to become the primary bowler within the historical past of the sport to have claimed the No. 1 spot in all three codecs of the sport in some unspecified time in the future in his profession. Whereas a complete of three gamers have executed so in rankings for batters, no bowler had ever managed to take action earlier than Bumrah.
Cricket, Not Simply A Batter’s World
Cricket, within the fashionable sport, has change into a batter’s world, with area restrictions turning into trickier and bowlers being penalised for the smallest of errors in an period of leisure. However, even in a sport the place batters make headlines most of the time, Bumrah grew to become the infiltrator to register a landmark that no bowler ever managed to earlier than.
From India, Virat Kohli is the one batter to have claimed the No. 1 spot within the ICC rankings in all three codecs earlier than. The opposite two batters to have executed so are Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting, each from Australia. In actual fact, Ponting is the one participant to be positioned on high of the rating charts in all three codecs concurrently.
However, what makes Bumrah particular is the truth that no bowler even got here near producing such brilliance in all three codecs of the sport as Bumrah did. Although one can argue that the likes of Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and many others. did not get to play within the T20 period, what Bumrah is doing at occasions when cricket has change into so demanding, exhibits the extent of labor he has put into himself to be this versatile.
As Bumrah rose highest within the ICC Check rankings, your complete cricket world bowed, even those that had been criticising him for some time now. The veteran pacer let his emotions on the matter recognized himself.
Jasprit Bumrah’s Rise To No. 1 Spot In ICC Check Rankings
The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) issued the most recent Check rankings which noticed Bumrah be part of this elite listing after he produced mind-boggling figures of 9/91 throughout India’s series-levelling victory within the second Check at Vizag.
Bumrah was on the no. 3 spot earlier than the match started and moved to the highest of the rankings, abandoning Ravichandran Ashwin who had occupied the highest spot since March final yr.
Earlier than reaching the summit, the 30-year-old Bumrah had by no means even managed to assert the No. 2 spot in Check rating charts, all because of India’s spin-dominant pitches. However, just lately he bagged two 5-wicket-hauls.
These fifers got here in 2024, with the primary one got here towards South Africa in Cape City in January, the place he claimed 6/61 and the second in Vizag when he produced figures of 6/45 in his current look towards England.
Jasprit Bumrah, Really Limitless
Each time a Check match in India is being talked about, the possibilities of bowlers rising as high wicket-takers stay near none. Bumrah, along with his 9 wickets within the Vizag Check, did not simply end the match as the highest wicket-taker but in addition grabbed the participant of the match award.
Courtesy of his heroics, the star pacer grew to become the primary quick bowler from the nation to be topped No. 1 Check bowler on the earth. In the case of spinners, the likes of R Ashwin, Bishen Singh Bedi and Anil Kumble had achieved the feat earlier than.
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