Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra feels that India’s current bowling line-up is their best-ever within the history of Test cricket. Chopra’s comments come after India’s notable come from behind win over Britain within the Lord’s Test.
Eminently, India’s pace quarter bowled with animosity and control to bundle Britain out for 120. Within the final two sessions for a 151-run triumph. The Lord’s Test and a 1-0 lead within the five-match series.
“This is India’s best Test bowling line-up ever. There is no doubt about that. It is because when Bhajji and Kumble were together. The two great spinners, we did not have four or five fast bowlers,” Aakash Chopra said
Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, and Anil Kumble
Chopra said that bowlers like Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, and Anil Kumble did wonders. For the group in their time but the profundity of the current Indian bowling unit makes them the best ever”.
“Along with Zaheer Khan, there was Ajit Agarkar sometimes, and Ashish Nehra or RP Singh on other occasions. But four or five of this level together – that along with Bumrah you get Shami, Ishant, Siraj, Shardul, and there are still fast bowlers sitting out. This is insane, the depth we are seeing,” Chopra added.
“The two spinners we are talking approximately, Ravichandran Ashwin is standing bear to bear with Harbhajan Singh, Jaddu is distant behind Anil Kumble. But the quick bowlers are making up for the need for wickets or involvement.
“I don’t think India has had a better bowling line-up than this in their cricket history. Yes, this is the best ever,” Chopra signed off.