Bumrah best bowler in the world, says Tendulkar

NEW DELHI, Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar on Monday hailed Jasprit Bumrah as the best bowler in the world after the Mumbai Indians paceman played a key role in his team's fourth Indian Premier League title win.

The 25yearold took 214 in Sunday's IPL final as Mumbai edged Chennai

Super Kings by one run in the thrilling finale in Hyderabad.

He is set to lead India's pace attack at the World Cup, which starts in

England and Wales later this month.

Without any doubt, let me go on record and say that he is the best

bowler in the world at this stage, said Tendulkar, an advisor to the Mumbai


The best is yet to come.

With Lasith Malinga giving away 32 runs from his first three overs and

Chennai needing 18 off the last 12 balls, Bumrah choked the opposition in the

penultimate over and sent Dwayne Bravo back to the pavilion for 15.

He was named manofthematch for his efforts.

Winning a fourth title for Mumbai makes me very happy, said Bumrah, the

topranked bowler in the world in the oneday format.

I was surprisingly very calm. I wasn't panicking, just focusing on the

next ball.

Bumrah has picked up 85 wickets in 49 ODIs and 51 scalps in 42 T20 games

for India since his international debut in January 2016.

India begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa in Southampton

on June 5.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)