Bumrah a baby, I'd have easily dominated him: Abdul Razzaq

Sports Desk
5 December 2019, Thu
Published: 11:35

Bumrah a baby, I'd have easily dominated him: Abdul Razzaq

Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has said that had he been active till now, he would have "easily dominated and attacked baby bowler Jasprit Bumrah."

"I have played against great bowlers like Glenn Mcgrath and Wasim Akram, so Bumrah is a baby bowler in front of me and I could have easily dominated and attacked him," Razzaq told Cricket Pakistan.

"After having faced world-class bowlers in my time, I would have had no problem against a bowler like Bumrah. Pressure would have been on him," Razzaq added.

"I would add that Bumrah is doing very well and has improved a lot. He has an awkward action and hits the seam perfectly, which is why he is effective," he said.

Abdur Razzaq (40), who has played 46 Tests, 265 ODIs and 32 T20Is for Pakistan, said having faced world-class bowlers like Australia's Glenn McGrath and compatriot Wasim Akram, it would be easy to counter Bumrah. Razzaq was a key member of the Pakistan team that reached the ODI World Cup final in 1999. Razzaq played a key role as a middle-order batsman and nagging medium-pace bowler in that tournament.

Bumrah currently occupies the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings and is fifth in the Test rankings.