On Sunday, India produced a dominant display of seam bowling as the trio of Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya dismantled the Sri Lankan batting to win the Asia Cup 2023 by 10 wickets for the record eight time. (More Cricket News)
Siraj produced a splendid display with figures of 6/21 that included a four-wicket over against the hosts at Colombo. Alongside Siraj, Pandya too produced a great piece of bowling with 3/3 and was well supported by Bumrah at the other end.
Sri Lanka were bowled out for 50 and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar used Pakistan bowling comparison to highlight India's bowling attack.
"Honestly, I can't recall when we had something like that. But it just tells you the quality of the new ball attack, that India have. A lot of times, people talk about Pakistan's new ball attack. But I think this Indian new ball attack, with Bumrah coming back. Bumrah might not have got the wickets, but he kept the pressure on. Don't forget, we have someone like Mohammed Shami, who is not playing in the XI. So it just tells you that the reserve India has, as far as pace bowling is concerned", he said.
Gavaskar also praised Siraj, who was literally unplayable and the iconic player praised the positive attitude that the Indian team carried in the final.
"Mohammed Siraj deserves all the praise. I also love the way everybody in the Indian team was laughing when he having taken those wickets, he chased the ball to the boundary. Just shows the energy of the man, the enthusiasm of the man to be totally involved. He is one of those cricketers, who gives every ball, everything", the former Indian cricket team skipper added.
India's next task is a 3-match ODI series against Australia ahead of the World Cup starting October 5.