Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra feels that India’s current bowling line-up is their best-ever in the history of Test cricket. Chopra’s remarks come after India’s historic come from behind win over England in the Lord’s Test.
Notably, India’s pace quarter bowled with aggression and control to bundle England out for 120 in the last two sessions for a 151-run victory in the Lord’s Test and a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
“This is India’s best Test bowling line-up ever. There is no doubt about that. It is because when Bhajji and Kumble were together, two great spinners, we did not have four or five fast bowlers,” Aakash Chopra said in a video shared on his Youtube channel.
Chopra said that bowlers like Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, and Anil Kumble did wonders for the team in their time but the depth of the current Indian bowling unit makes them the “best ever”.
“Along with Zaheer Khan, there was Ajit Agarkar sometimes, and Ashish Nehra or RP Singh on other occasions. But four or five of this level together – that along with Bumrah you get Shami, Ishant, Siraj, Shardul and there are still fast bowlers sitting out. This is insane, the depth we are seeing,” Chopra added.
“The two spinners we are talking about, Ravichandran Ashwin is standing shoulder to shoulder with Harbhajan Singh, Jaddu is far behind Anil Kumble but the fast bowlers are making up for the lack of wickets or experience
“I don’t think India has had a better bowling line-up than this in their cricket history. Yes, this is the best ever,” Chopra signed off.