India’s Kohli calls Bumrah the most complete bowler around

first_img(REUTERS) – India captain Virat Kohli has declared Jasprit Bumrah as “the most complete bowler in world cricket” after the quick’s stellar performance in their 2-0 series sweep against West Indies.Set an improbable target of 468 late on day three, West Indies lost their final six wickets for 51 runs and were bowled out of 210 to hand India a 257-run win in the second Test at Sabina Park on Monday.Bumrah finished as the leading wicket-taker in the series with 13 dismissals at an exceptional average of 9.23, which follows his impressive performance at this year’s World Cup.“There is not much you can say about Jasprit, the way he has been bowling,” Kohli told a news conference. “All we can say is we are really lucky to have him on our team.“He confuses you with angles, with swing, he’ll set up for the outswinger, then bowl the inswinger, and it’s coming at a pace, and then he can hit you with bouncers as well. So, I think he is the most complete bowler in world cricket right now.”Bowling at sustained pace and moving the ball through the air and off the seam, Bumrah ripped through the Windies batting order twice in the series, including a hat-trick in the first innings spell of 6-27 in the second Test.His devastating spell of 5-7 in the first Test made him the first bowler from Asia to take five-wicket hauls in Australia, England, South Africa and the West Indies – in only his 11th Test.“He has absolute control of what he is doing. So when he steps out on the field, he knows how much he can contribute for the team,” Kohli said.“It is really pleasing to see a guy who was tagged as a T20 specialist, he came in and took over the one-day scene, and now he is taking over Test cricket.”Kohli was also impressed with Hanuma Vihari’s assuring presence at the crease as the middle-order batsman enjoyed a breakthrough series in the Caribbean.The 25-year-old finished as the top run-scorer with 289 runs that included a century and two half-centuries.“I think the find of the series has to be Hanuma Vihari,” Kohli added.“The way he has batted under pressure … his skills were outstanding, his temperament was top notch.”India’s series sweep helped them claim the top spot in the inaugural World Test Championship with 120 points ahead of their home series against South Africa.New Zealand and Sri Lanka, who shared their series 1-1, follow with 60 points each.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY TRADERS GOING PINK AGAIN FOR THE TWELFTH!

first_imgLetterkenny businesses are set to make hay while the sun shines over the July 12th period.Letterkenny has much to offer visitors with 25% allowed on sterling.Retailers are once again displaying their exchange rate in bright pink letters as the Sterling/Euro exchange rate moves in favour of traders in the Cathedral Town.And they are all set to reap the rewards just in time for the twelfth fortnight to attract the many Northern Ireland customers who visit during this time. Gerard Grant, Letterkenny Chamber President said the value is certainly in favour of the customer.“There is so much value to be had at the minute across Letterkenny and if a customer is using sterling they will get even more for their money. On the border the exchange rate fluctuates all the time but we are ready to take full advantage of the exchange rate at this time.“By all accounts it looks like it will remain like this for a while so that’s good news for Letterkenny. Over the 12th fortnight we generally see many visitors and holiday makers from Northern Ireland and we hope that the exchange rate gives them an opportunity to shop and spend time in Letterkenny.”Letterkenny Chamber under its Shop LK brand has produced a poster for participating shops which very simply tells customers that the shop offers a rate of £1 = €1.25 in vibrant pink. These have been distributed around independent retailers who will proudly display them on their shop windows.Gerard continue that this is Letterkenny’s time to make hay while the sun shines!“We want to welcome back all our Northern customers to re-discover what Letterkenny has to offer. This town has a great shopping reputation and we are keen to keep our loyal customers and to attract back those who may not have been here for a while and the Summer is the best time to experience all that Letterkenny has to offer.”Letterkenny offers a great shopping experience with its traditional Main Street, the shopping centres, the retail parks and lots more in between.And after a few hours shopping there’s lots of places to relax for a coffee, a meal or for family entertainment. This exchange rate campaign will last well into the Summer so keep out an eye for the bright pink signs. LETTERKENNY TRADERS GOING PINK AGAIN FOR THE TWELFTH! was last modified: July 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalletterkennyPinksterling July 12thtraderslast_img read more