Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has achieved a significant milestone in his career, becoming the first bowler in cricket history to secure the No. 1 ranking in all three formats of the game. His exceptional performance across Test cricket, One Day Internationals (ODIs), and T20 Internationals (T20Is) has solidified his status as one of the premier bowlers in the world.
Bumrah's rise to the top spot in Tests comes after a string of impressive performances, including his five-wicket haul in the first Test against England in the ongoing series. His overall Test record boasts 155 wickets at a remarkable average of 20.19, showcasing his consistency and effectiveness in the longer format.
Bumrah has showcased his ability to consistently trouble batsmen with his pace and accuracy. In ODIs, he has amassed 149 wickets at an average of 23.55, playing a pivotal role in India's success in limited-overs cricket. Additionally, Bumrah's skillfulness in T20Is is evident with 74 wickets at an impressive average of 19.66.
On August 18, 2023, he also made a historic captaincy debut, leading India to a narrow victory in the first T20I against Ireland on August 18, 2023. This feat marked the first time an Indian cricketer claimed the Player of the Match award on their T20I captaincy debut. He is an invaluable member of the Indian team and a true all-rounder due to his ability to succeed in all formats. It will be interesting to see how he continues to rewrite records and dominate the cricketing world in the years to come.