Jasprit Bumrah can burn opposition with pace: Jeff Thomson

Vastavam web: In his prime, his USP was raw pace that terrorised batsmen across the globe and no wonder Jeff Thomson is impressed with Jasprit Bumrah’s ability to “burn opposition with raw pace”.

Bumrah has been rated as the world’s best bowler by Sachin Tendulkar and the legendary Dennis Lillee’s former new ball partner’s words only add to the Gujarat slinger’s exponentially growing reputation. “Bumrah is really good. He is someone, more that he has bowled, the better he has got. That’s how it should work,” Thomson, the world’s fastest bowler in the 1970s alongside Malcolm Marshall, told.

“He has got raw pace to burn opposition as and when he wants to but he mixes it up. And he is awkward too to read. I haven’t seen batsmen reading him well. He is unorthodox and that’s what makes him different,” said Thomson.