Australia legend Ricky Ponting gave some fascinating decisions when quizzed to choose his favorite participant in a number of the most tough matchups between prime names within the shortest format.
Two of the main pacers within the present period, Jasprit Bumrah and Shaheen Afridi boast of getting enviable data within the T2oI format. Whereas Bumrah has 69 scalps in 58 matches, Afridi has claimed 47 wickets in 40 video games.
The 2 pacers are equally efficient with the brand new ball in addition to within the demise overs and Ponting too had a tricky time in choosing one.
Ricky Ponting provides Jasprit Bumrah the sting owing to the Indian’s expertise
Talking to ICC Assessment, Ponting opined, “Look, how do you break up these two guys? They’re two of the most effective performing bowlers on the earth within the final couple of years in all codecs of the sport.”
Finally, Ponting settled for the skilled campaigner in Bumrah. “I’ll most likely go on expertise alone – I’ll go for Bumrah. He’s performed a good bit of cricket in Australia now, performed extra in Australia than Afridi and has performed extra large tournaments as effectively than Afridi has,” he added.
Ricky Ponting provides verdict on Dinesh Karthik vs Risbhab Pant debate
A debate ongoing within the Indian cricketing circles is who must be the designated wicketkeeper-batter within the aspect. Whereas Karthik can boast about being a wonderful finisher, Pant’s prodigious expertise has seen him being backed by a number of pundits.
Praising each, Ponting stated, “I really assume that India’s greatest workforce has each of those gamers. I don’t care if they’re each keepers however I believe their batting prowess is sufficient.”
Nevertheless, the Aussie finally opined Pant had an edge over Karthik as he’s prone to be afforded extra probabilities.“Look, I’m simply going to favour Rishabh as a result of I believe he would possibly get barely extra alternatives than Dinesh does,” he concluded.
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