India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is proving to be as valuable as Virat Kohli with each passing day for the team. Having started his career as a limited overs specialist, Bumrah's Test career has been on a high ever since he made his debut in South Africa earlier this year.
Now, the Gujarat bowler has managed to etch his name in the record books after a mere 8 Test matches. The bowler with a very unorthodox style broke former left-arm spinner Dileep Doshi's Indian record of taking the highest number of Test wickets in the debut year.
Each of the first 5 balls in Bumrah's over was within 1.5kph of each other. The Indian established a pattern, lulling Marsh into playing the ball before it was bowled, before unleashing that slower ball. Arguably the best over of fast bowling we've seen in this series. #AUSvIND https://t.co/XlTdQfLxZm— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) December 28, 2018
His 6-wicket spell has put India in a commanding position to win the Test at the MCG. Not to forget, Bumrah in all possibility, another shot at increasing his tally, as the Aussies are all set for a second innings in the Boxing Day Test.
Before Bumrah, Dileep Doshi had the best tally in a debut year as far as Indian bowlers are concerned. The bespectacled bowler had taken 40 wickets in his debut Test year in 1979. Venkatesh Prasad (37 wickets in 1996), Narendra Hirwani (36 wickets in 1988) and S Sreesanth (35 in 2006) are the other three bowlers in the top-five.