The Fabulous Four term has always fascinated the World Cricket Fans time and again. The debate surrounding the Fabulous Four has been a never ending one in cricket world.
At a time when the world is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, people have confined themselves in their houses. Almost whole of the world has been locked down. The Virus has infected over 6,00,000 people world-wide with death toll crossing 27000 in past few weeks. All the sports activities the world over have either been stopped or postponed till the situation becomes favourable again.
Players and Fans are keeping themselves busy by interacting on social media and surfing their interests. Former players and stalwarts of game are also having a good time by conducting question answer sessions on twitter and other social media platforms.
Recently, Former Australian Spinner Brad Hogg was asked to name Fabulous Four in the by a fan. While there are no set criteria to decide one’s ‘Fab Four’, for a long time, Cricket pundits and fans have included Indian captain Virat Kohli, New Zealand captain Williamson, Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith and England Test captain Joe Root as the Fab-Four batsman of modern era.
However, in a surprising question, Hogg was asked to name Fabulous Four in the bowling department. Brad Hogg might have felt a little bit puzzled for a second. But the 49-year old, eventually, responded by naming Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult as his fab four bowlers in International Cricket.
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 26, 2020
While terming the four all-condition, all-format bowlers, the 49-year-old tweeted, “Cummins, Starc, Bumurah and Boult. These four are the ones who can perform at the highest level in all formats. #hoggytime, ” in response to the question.
Brad Hogg, though, was good in his picks. Yet many would think that he should have also included Kagiso Rabada in Fabulous Four also. The South African prodigy has been one of the best fast bowlers in last some years.
However, the Fabulous Four picked by Brad Hogg are no less in comparison. Mitchell Starc has always been the best new ball bowler for Australia. The speedster can deliver deadly Yorkers at 150 clicks with ease. The swing and reverse-swing that Starc generates also makes him one of the deadliest bowlers of modern game. His country man Pat Cummins, on the other hand, became the costliest ever foreign buy (INR 15.5 Cr) in this year’s IPL auction.
Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult have also been exceptional for their international teams for quite some time now. While Trent Boult is a constant threat with his ability to swing and seam the ball. Jasprit Bumrah, on the other hand, has developed himself into one of the finest bowlers of all time.