His sling arm action and an unorthodox release have surely made him a talking point among cricket viewers. He is currently India’s one of the most reliable T-20 bowler who can dot in Yorkers at will and bring in his lethal slower ones too. India calls him their answer to Slinga Malinga!
Ahmedabad-born Jasprit Bumrah’s story is very interesting to look at. Let’s check out these quick facts:
- Strong to the core
Jasprit Bumrah lost his father Jasbir when he was only 7 years old, and he was raised by her mother, who is a school principal. Discipline and dedication has always been Bumrah’s strength from his very young days, which are traits he picked up from his mother who did everything to let her children follow their dreams 🙂
- Turning Point
Bumrah picked up 7 wickets in his debut first-class match against Vidarbha in the 2013-14 season. The rest they say is HISTORY!
- Wright Choice?
Former Indian coach John Wright was one of the first to notice Bumrah’s caliber while he was playing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. Mumbai offered him a lucrative IPL contract thereafter and used him as their secret weapon. This certainly changed his life. Well, It was certainly the Right Choice WRIGHT? 🙂
- Big B fan
The fast bowler is a typical Gujarati boy who loves eating dhokla. Bumrah also enjoys watching movies and Indian cinema actor Amitabh Bachchan is his favorite actor.
The 23-year old is known as ‘JB’ by his teammates. Bumrah has so far scalped more than 50 wickets in his international career and is troubling the best batsman around the world with his unusual sidearm action and spot on the breathtaking Yorkers.
- When He Impressed The Great Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Jasprit Bumrah really impressed the former Indian Captain with his technique and ability to bowl Yorkers at will during the Ind- Aus T20 Series in January 2016. Dhoni termed him as the find of the tour.
- When He Learnt From The King Himself!
Bumrah received a major boost from Sri Lanka’s spearhead Lasith Malinga, who taught him the finer points on fast bowling. Some people even asked him to join a different team but he stuck to Mumbai Indians only because he wanted to learn from Malinga.They both play for the same team (Mumbai Indians) in the IPL which has been a major reason why they Have been so successful over the years.
Cric Crak really enjoys Bumrah’s death over antics thoroughly and wishes more power to one of the most emerging fast bowlers of this era. He was the find of Australia’s tour last year and is expected to carry on the momentum.
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