Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma snubbed as Ramiz Raja labels Jasprit Bumrah as the greatest-ever all-format cricketer

Jasprit Bumrah ended as the “Man of the Tournament” in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2024. He took 15 wickets in the tournament and ended as the third-highest wicket-taker. 

He was the best bowler on show throughout the tournament and made an impact with the ball every time he came to bowl. In the final against South Africa, he picked up the early wicket of Reeza Hendricks. He then came back to dismiss Marco Jansen in the 18th over of the South African innings. 

Former PCB chief Ramiz Raja who saw Bumrah from very close quarters in the T20 World Cup has hailed him as a legend across all three formats. 

“In my book, Jasprit Bumrah is a legend in all three formats. There is no one greater who has played all three formats. (Toh aap dekh rahe hai, ek ladka kaha se utha hai, usme confidence nahi tha, uska awkward bowling action hain) So you can see, where this boy came from, he lacked confidence, had an awkward bowling action. He was unfit, but he came back, and now he has made India win the World Cup,” Ramiz Raja said on his YouTube channel.

Bumrah’s exceptional performance in the T20 World Cup 2024 has earned him a plethora of plaudits, with his remarkable achievement of taking 15 wickets from eight matches with an economy rate of 4.17. His ability to deliver under pressure was his biggest asset throughout the World Cup. 

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The former PCB Chairman further hailed him for making a stupendous comeback from injury. He missed the 2022 Asia Cup and T20 World Cup 2022 and made a return for the ODI World Cup 2023. He has quashed retirement rumors as well. 

T20I Retirement Is A Long Way Away: Jasprit Bumrah

“It’s (my retirement) a long way away. I have just started. Hopefully, it is far away now” said Bumrah. 

Meanwhile, Bumrah’s statement on retirement came on the back of The retirements of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja from T20I cricket. Rohit retired as the only player to win the T20 World Cup as a player and captain. Kohli finally had a T20 World Cup to show for his efforts. 

There are further reports that Bumrah Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be rested for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka. The trio are aiming for a comeback in the Test series against Bangladesh. 

India’s tour of Sri Lanka will have three ODIs and three T20Is from July 27 to August 27. Bangladesh will then tour India for two Tests and three ODIs from September 19 to October 12. After Bangladesh, India hosts the Kiwis from October 16-November 5 for three Tests. Then they play a series against South Africa away from home featuring four T20Is between November 8 and 15 before a five-match Test series in Australia starting on November 22.

Bumrah will be key for India starting with the series against Bangladesh. 

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