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Bumrah will find difficult to sustain with this action: Aaqib

PTI | Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:36 PM IST

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Mirpur: Former Pakistan fast bowler and current United Arab Emirates coach Aaqib Javed feels that Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah will “find it difficult” to sustain for long without injury in international cricket with his unusual action.

“Bumrah’s action is his main problem. During loading, this kind of action puts enormous strain on the back. This is an injury-prone action. With this kind of action, I don’t see him playing 10 years of injury-free international cricket. I may be wrong as I am not an astrologer but that’s how I feel,” Aaqib told PTI during an interview ahead of UAE’s match against India.

Aaqib, who played a lot of cricket with Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, also feels that Bangladeshi youngsters Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahaman are “more talented than Bumrah”.

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“Mustafiz and Taskin are both 20-year-olds and look at their quality. Taskin regularly hits 145 kmph mark and Mustafiz has such amazing variations. Bumrah at best is a fast medium bowler and team expects him to get a wicket or two and hurl a few in the blockhole at the death. Now that will make him a good Twenty20 bowler but beyond that I don’t know,” Aaqib said.

The 43-year-old Aaqib is also surprised that the likes of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Varun Aaron are out because of either inconsistency or injuries.

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Published on: Thursday, March 03, 2016, 12:15 AM IST