Jasprit Bumrah has developed into one of the deadliest pacemakers since infiltrating the nation as a young Mumbai Indian. Crushing fingers, impeccable accuracy and deadly pace have helped Bumrah consolidate his position in the Indian locker room.
Bumrah is currently leading the Indian attack at the pace of the WTC World Cup final against New Zealand in Southampton. In the rain-eclipsed title clash of the Ageas Bowl, New Zealand was 101/2 in response to 217 in India in the first inning, when the game was stopped early on the third day. The test, which will enter the reserve day on Wednesday, lost two full days due to rain.
Meanwhile, in an exclusive chat with ICC, Pacer highlighted his growth as a cricketer over the years. “So basically what I’m trying to do is channel my anger. When I started as a youngster, I got angry left, right and center and did all kinds of tricks that didn’t really help my game much, “he said.
“So, over the years, I played a lot of international cricket, I realized what worked for me. So, I smile, but the fire inside burns constantly. I don’t try to show it all the time, but this is the way it helps me succeed and with this controlled aggression I try to keep my game going, “he added.
“Much of the game was self-taught. I have always taken inspiration from everything I have seen and wherever I go.
“I’ve never had a specific favorite, but I’ve followed a lot of great fast bowlers as I grew up. Nowadays, when I meet them, I ask a lot of advice from them, “Bumra said.
Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun also highlighted Bumra’s special style of bowling, saying the Ahmedabad-born’s action made it difficult for batsmen to choose their supplies earlier.
“The secret behind Jasprit is its uniqueness. We have not tried to interfere with its bowling action. Because of his actions, batsmen get up a little late, which makes him so special, “said Bharat Arun during a chat with the ICC.