Indian pacers came to the fore once again as Bangladesh lost four wickets for 60 runs on Day 3 of the Indore Test Saturday. Hailing the trio of Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma, celebrated commentator Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter and indulged in some dramatic, leaving fans impressed.
"As a young boy when I started following cricket, I read and heard of the ball being rolled along the ground from the first over to help the spinners. From there to see this quality of fast bowling is quite a dramatic and happy change. It is just wonderful to see," Bhogle wrote.
As a young boy when I started following cricket, I read and heard of the ball being rolled along the ground from the first over to help the spinners. From there to see this quality of fast bowling is quite a dramatic and happy change. It is just wonderful to see.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 16, 2019
Here are some fan reactions:
From the era of 3 spinners to 3 fast bowlers, India has moved along brilliantly to the top.— Amit Verma (@amitverma_kol) November 16, 2019
Growing up seeing Akram, Waqar, Walsh, McGrath, Donald I would yearn to see our own invincible pace attack. Its pure tears of joy seeing Sharma, Yadav, Shami, Bumrah (altogether) playing for India ! I'm sure Srinath, Zaheer, Pathan would be euphoric seeing this as well !— Ravi Rawal (@Ravinousmind) November 16, 2019
Best time of fast bowling for India...good to see— Shrinivas ðÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂ³ (@_Shrinivas_) November 16, 2019
Amazing to watch dis fast bowling - I have never seen the WI fast bowlers only heard about them from my father.— Vaibhav (@i_m_vaibhav) November 16, 2019
But this is best bowling group I hv seen- closest I can remember is Mcgrath, Brett lee & Gillespee
Aajkal India ki batting se jyada India ki bowling dekhne mein Maja aata hai. Isn't it???— Amitesh Singh (@Amitesh33075315) November 16, 2019
Yes. Our top two pacers are injured and yet it hardly makes a difference on the match result!!! Just wow. Hope this lasts. Only small worry is injuries have increased.— cricket_socrates (@cricketkasocra1) November 16, 2019
Have to see how they bowl to STEVE SMITH ,if they succed they are best— SS49NO.1 (@RedCher65664481) November 16, 2019
Absolutely! Heartening to see pacers dominating the bowling.— Sai Subramaniam (@saisudar74259) November 16, 2019
Now India have the one of the best fast bowling attack. I hope India prepare same pitch when Eng & Aus come to India. Young Viewers find it boring watching spinner all day. Fast bowling can bring more people into the ground. What's your thought?? Taking nothing away from spinners— Anusharan Lama (@AnusharanL) November 16, 2019
As an Aussie kid watching the magnificent 4 tour in 79’ I spent endless hours being Chandra, Vencat, Prasana and even being able to bowl left handed to try and emulate Bedi! However, your attack at the moment is very skilled and dangerous when they pitch up!— Kevin O'Shaughnessy (@pkosh) November 16, 2019
The current Indian pace attack is being haled as "one of the most lethal" in world cricket. Even in the absence of pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, India have managed to intimidate opposition batsmen with pace and purpose.
Shami, Ishant and Yadav made Bangladeshi batsmen danced to their tunes and were skittled out for just 150 in the opening first innings.
In reply, India declared their first innings at the overnight score of 493/6, thus taking a lead of 343 run. And it will prove to be more than enough for India.