MELBOURNE – Indian skipper Virat Kohli hailed "outstanding" pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah Sunday and declared batsmen around the world should be scared of the young hotshot fast bowler.
The 25-year-old right-arm quick with an unorthodox rigid action took 9-86 in the Melbourne Test against Australia, including a career-best 6-33 in the first innings.
In his first year of Test cricket he has claimed three five-wicket hauls overseas - in South Africa, England and now Australia, where his exploits were central to India's 137-run win.
"Credit has to go to the bowlers. I think they have been outstanding, especially Jasprit. The way he bowled in this Test match was outstanding," said Kohli after win gave India a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series.
"The mindset he has at the moment is what separates him from anyone else in the world right now. He looks at a pitch and he doesn't think it's a hard toil, he thinks wickets, he thinks how can I get a breakthrough for the team.