Srinagar: Former Pakistan captain has said that Pakistan premier pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is no less than India pace ace Jasprit Bumrah after later was termed best all format bowler by the Cricket pundits.
Jasprit Bumrah produced a brilliant show with the ball in the first ODI against England as he claimed his career-best figures of 6/19 to help India register a 10-wicket win at the Oval.
Bumrah also reclaimed top spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings. Several former cricketers including Nasser Hussain and Sachin Tendulkar called Bumrah the best all-format bowler in the world at the moment.
However, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt feels that left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi is no less than the premier India pacer.
“See, Shaheen hasn’t played as much cricket but he is among the very best. He is no less than him (Bumrah). In fact, Shaheen with experience, will only get better and then he has more pace and offers a different angle,” Salman Butt said on his YouTube channel.
Butt said that both are World class but with Shaheen having more pace and being younger is going to get better.
“See, both are world cricket’s finest and watching them bowl is an exciting experience. It’s great fun to watch both Bumrah and Shaheen perform, and the way they bowl with the new ball it feels as if a wicket can go down anytime. You don’t get this feeling watching any other bowler,” he said.