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Irfan Pathan on Jasprit Bumrah: Indian Cricket is blessed to have a guy like him

Irfan Pathan reserved special words for India's pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah. Here is what he had to say
Irfan Pathan on Jasprit Bumrah: Indian Cricket is blessed to have a guy like himIrfan Pathan on Jasprit Bumrah: Indian Cricket is blessed to have a guy like him
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Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan feels that Jasprit Bumrah is the most important member of the current Indian Cricket Team across all three formats. Bumrah picked up 13 wickets from the two match Test series against West Indies at an average of 9.23 including two five-wicket hauls. During the second Test, he also became the third Indian bowler and second Indian pacer to pick up a Test hat-trick. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh achieved this feat against Australia in 2001 while Irfan Pathan did it against Pakistan in 2006.

He said, "I really believe that he is the most important cricketer in the team. When Bumrah is not playing for India, it's a bigger loss than anybody else. He is such an important part of the team. Indian cricket is blessed to have a guy like him."

"India needs to look after him. He is kind of bowler who can be successful in all three formats of the game."

Irfan Pathan also said that Bumrah has the potential to replicate similar achievements at the highest level.

"I am pretty sure that this won't be his last hat-trick. It is an out of the world feeling. You know that it doesn't happen regularly. Some players don't get to take a hat-trick in their career. Once you do that, you have achieved something rare," said Irfan Pathan who has 301 wickets in international cricket.

On his own hat-trick, he added, "I would like to dedicate it to my family. It was so special and nothing would be possible without the support of my family."  

Irfan Pathan is currently a mentor-cum-coach for the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. 

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