Stop making a fuss about Amir, hail Bumrah instead: Rohit
He may have been bamboozled by Mohammad Amir’s toe crushing delivery but India opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday expressed dismay over the hype around the Pakistani pacer and said the focus should be on Jasprit Bumrah instead.
The left-arm fast bowler made a dream comeback against arch rivals India, scalping 3/18, including that of the star opener.
“Just leave him... He’s just come (after the ban) and I don’t think we should go gaga about him. Let him perform for one more year and we will see whether he deserves so much. Woh koi... (I don’t want to use those words).
“He’s good but he needs to prove again and again. It’s not right to hype him so much after just one match. Not just for him or who are watching it, let him do it over and over again,” Sharma said. The pacer, 23, is being compared with Pakistani legend Wasim Akram and Sharma said this was a bit too much.