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Arshdeep Singh can do what Zaheer Khan did for India: Anil Kumble | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former captain Anil Kumble feels young left arm pacer Arshdeep Singh has the potential to do “great things for India”, as Zaheer Khan did in his illustrious career.
After making his debut in India earlier this year, the 23-year-old has already put in some impressive performances, including a three-wicket haul against Pakistan in the World Cup T20 on Sunday.
Kumble, who witnessed Arshdeep’s growth as head coach of Punjab Kings up close, is hugely impressed by the lanky pacemaker.

“…Arshdeep has definitely grown up and I would love to see him continue. Probably what Zak (Zaheer Khan) did for India…
“…I expect Arshdeep to do some great things for India,” Kumble said on ESPNcricinfo’s Open Mic program, comparing it to Zaheer, one of the best fast bowlers to have played for the country.
Arshdeep has shown that he can not only land yorkers in the death overs but also make an impact with the new ball.
“I was really impressed with Arshdeep, how he came through. I worked with him for three years and I could see the kind of development he’s had in the T20 format, and last year’s IPL was a classic example of how he handled the pressure.
“He may have bowled the tough overs for the team and yes, you don’t always look at the wickets column in the T20 game, you look at what moments the bowler comes up with.
“And the temperament he’s shown, it’s great. We’ve seen that again in the India-Pakistan game. When you have 90,000 people at the MCG, it’s always a challenge.”
Kumble thinks Pakistan has the best bowling attack in the T20 World Cup.
“Pakistan definitely has the best bowling attack. They lacked the all-rounder that Australia has. Australia generally has a good attack, in terms of options. India certainly has good spinners. If you ask me, I think Pakistan has the best fast bowling attack has,” he added.



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