New Delhi. Jasprit Bumrah is counted among the top fast bowlers in the world in the current era. Videos of other people including children copying his bowling action many times are often viral. Afghanistan’s pacer Naveen Ul Haq is also convinced of Bumrah’s bowling. Naveen was seen playing in the T20 World Cup-2021. His bowling skills closely resemble that of Bumrah but Naveen said he would be happy if he became even 50 per cent of the Indian pacer.
Afghanistan’s young fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq also praised Bumrah. Naveen said that he would be satisfied with this only, if even 50 percent of Bumrah was made during his career. He lauded the Indian pacer for remaining calm even during tough conditions on the field. Naveen said, ‘I admire him as a bowler. Such a calm pacer of the game, the way he pushes himself even in the toughest of situations, is a great example to learn from. I would be happy if I can become 50 percent of the bowler that he is. He is very wonderful.
The bowling action of 22-year-old Naveen is very similar to that of Bumrah. He has been the center of attraction in the T20 World Cup due to his bowling action, while many believe that the Afghan pacer has modeled his action by looking at the Indian pacer but Naveen said the resemblance is just a coincidence. .
He said, ‘Even I did not know that I have the same bowling action as Jasprit Bumrah. No one had pointed this out before this T20 World Cup. You know similar load-up or hyperextension. During the match I saw that our bowling action was being compared and I was like ‘Wow’ that there is actually some similarity. After the match against India, people started asking me about it. I think bowling action comes naturally but the resemblance is purely a coincidence.