By H.JanGra April 25, 2022
Former Pakistan pacer Aqib Javed on Sunday compared two young stalwarts of modern-era cricket - Jasprit Bumrah of India and Pakistan sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi
Speaking to Paktv.tv, the 1992 World Cup-winning cricketer opined that Bumrah's graph has been stable and is a far less aggressive bowler compared to his Pakistan counterpart in Shaheen
who is presently on the rise and has produced more threatening performances across formats than the Indian.
The way Haris has bowled in the last few years, his average bowling speed is the fastest in the world. And the aggression he has, the way he runs, the batsman knows that the bowler is running towards him
But Bumrah's isn't that aggressive. And people enjoy these kind of bowlers who have such body language. Shaheen's graph is on the rise, while Bumrah is stable
He has less threatening performances than Shaheen, whether it's in T20s, ODIs or in Tests
And the rise of Pakistan cricket largely has depended on performances from Shaheen, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan,” he said.
Shaheen recent bagged the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2021. In the last year, the youngster picked 78 wickets in 36 internationals at an average of 22.20
He also played a pivotal role for Pakistan in their run to the T20 World Cup semi-final in the UAE where he picked seven wickets in six matches which included the wickets of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli
Bumrah, who is presently part of the Mumbai Indians squad in IPL 2022, has already represented India in 156 international games, picking 303 wickets.