The former trendsetter of the Indian cricket team, Lakshmipathy Balaji believes that Jasprit Bumrah's bowling will only get better with time and calls him once-in-a-generation fast bowler.
Jasprit Bumrah made his debut in 2016 and has emerged as the India’s top bowler across all formats of cricket.
Bumrah is also being counted among one of the finest bowlers of the present generation.
The progress of Bumrah has been more phenomenal in Test cricket when he made his debut in 2018 amidst the grasp whether he will be able to adjust to the storms of the longest format.
A disbelief fueled by his unorthodox action that many alleged that he may end up resulting in a long-term fitness issue.
Although with Jasprit Bumrah's challenging logic, he had constantly flash and gave the cricket fans and followers an example of his exceptional skills during India’s recent tour of England.
Balaji told an IndiaToday that Bumrah has made huge pace in his Test career.
The former cricketer said, "He will play a bigger role in the future. The way he has managed both white ball and red ball has been phenomenal to watch. "
Balaji also added that both of skills of Bumrah are completely different t9 eachother and rarely one get a balance of both the red-ball cricket and white-ball cricket bowling in a major form.
The former Indian cricket player had played eight Tests, 30 ODIs and five T20Is during his career, and says the way Bumrah has progressed as a bowler across different formats is quite rare and it is a excellence which is mostly flaunt the by batters.
He noted “This generation, we are lucky to see talents like Bumrah and (Mohammed) Shami."
Balaji stated “When I started my career, great bowlers operated in tandem. Some like Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis and Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee."
Balaji says that Indian cricketers Zaheer (Khan) and (Javagal) Srinath and Ashish played together and all were seen and loved by the cricket fans and followers in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Balaji further added that what they are seeing presently is that how far these sportspersons are able to adapt and maintain their skill sets.