Former Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir previewed IPL 2021 before the second phase of the competition gets underway in the United Arab Emirates. The former Indian batsman spoke at length about the Royal Challengers Bangalore and named the one player present in the RCB squad who could dominate a bowler like Jasprit Bumrah in the IPL.
Many fans consider Jasprit Bumrah as one of the top bowlers in world cricket right now. The right-arm fast bowler is among the top bowlers in all three formats of the game. Bumrah was very close to winning the Purple Cap last year. He has the ability to keep a check on the runs flow and bowl the yorkers in the death overs.
Who is the batsman who can dominate Jasprit Bumrah?
Speaking on the Star Sports Network ahead of the second phase of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, Gautam Gambhir opined that the former captain of the South African cricket team AB de Villiers is the only batter in the world who can dominate a bowler like Jasprit Bumrah. Here’s what Gautam Gambhir had to say:
“He’s (Virat) got people like AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell, which is a huge cushion to have. Even if it’s not Maxwell, AB is a massive cushion because there is only one person who can take on someone like Jasprit Bumrah and it was AB de Villiers. I have not seen anyone else who has done that consistently against Bumrah, but AB is a freak.”
AB de Villiers will against Mumbai Indians next Sunday
AB de Villiers will represent the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second phase of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. The former South African cricket team captain’s innings had helped RCB defeat MI in the season opener of IPL 2021 earlier this year.
The Mumbai Indians are scheduled to face the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the reverse fixture of IPL 2021 on September 26, which is next Sunday, in Dubai. It will be exciting to see how de Villiers and his team perform. Also, fans will have an eye on Bumrah vs. de Villiers battle.