Jasprit Bumrah has revolutionized Indian fast bowling. His emergence as a fast bowling icon has taken world cricket by storm. His unusual bowling action, short run-up often catches batsmen unawares. Jasprit BumrahJasprit Bumrah is one of the 4 members of the golden pace bowling quartet. He is easily one of India’s most valuable players this decade.
Jasprit Bumrah lost his father when he was aged 5. It was his mother who raised him all alone. Daljit Bumrah, a school teacher by profession ensured his son lived his dream. He was brought up in a typical middle-class environment. But a hungry Bumrah was in no way going to settle for anything ordinary.
Domestic cricket journey:
Jasprit Bumrah represents Gujarat in India’s domestic tournaments. He made his debut for Gujarat in T20Is in the 2012-13 season picking up a man-of-the-match performance. Bumrah came into his own in the finals scalping figures of 3-14. His performance helped Gujarat win the tournament. He made his Ranji debut the following year. Bumrah ended up picking the most wickets for Gujarat in his maiden season.
The IPL discovery and the sensation he became:
John Wright was the one who discovered Jasprit Bumrah and recommended his name to the MI management. Bumrah was an absolute unknown in 2013 who had a weird slinging action. There were hardly any takers for him at that point in time. But the MI franchisee showed faith in the speedster and brought him for a miserly sum of INR 10 lakhs. A boyish Bumrah ran into bowl against Virat Kohli his first IPL game. Kohli duly smashed him for 3 boundaries in his first over. But a young Bumrah stuck back and trapped Kohli plumb in front with a huge inswinger. This marked the start of something special.
Bumrah got to play 2 just games in MI’s maiden IPL win in 2013. He appeared in 11 games next season picking 5 wickets but his economy rate of 7.58 stood out. It wasn’t until 2016 that he emerged as MI’s go-to bowler. Bumrah since then has been an unstoppable force in IPL. His super over in 2017 to Brendon McCullum and Aaron Finch was one for the ages. He conceded just a single run off the bat. Bumrah was the man of the match in the epic 2019 IPL finals. He went to have a dream IPL season in 2020 picking up 27 wickets at an average of 14.96. His economy of 6.73 was excellent.
Jasprit Bumrah is undoubtedly world cricket’s premier T20 fast bowler. Bumrah can hurt opponents in the powerplay, middle-overs, and at death. He is especially exceptional during the slog overs. His overall IPL economy rate of 7.39 is simply sensational.
The India debut and the dream run:
Jasprit Bumrah made his ODI and T20I debut in 2016 against Australia in Australia. India were trailing 0-4 in an ODI series and Bumrah after travelling for over 2 days was slotted into play. Bumrah ended up playing the game and picked up Steve Smith. He announced his arrival in style. Bumrah soon assumed the leadership role in the bowling department.
Bumrah’s rise in Indian colors has been phenomenal. He rose up the rankings in no time. Bumrah even topped the ODI bowling charts for a significant amount of time. No other Indian pacer has ever dominated world cricket with such skill level as Bumrah. He has played ODI 67 games picking 108 wickets at a strike rate of 32.6 and an average of 25.3. His economy rate of 4.65 is mind-boggling in this day and age.
Bumrah’s T20I numbers are even more astounding. In the 50 games, he has picked up 59 wickets. What makes his numbers great is the fact that he concedes runs at just 6.66 per over. Bumrah is unplayable at the death. His two overs at the end are the ones covered in gold.
A fine Test bowler:
A lot of experts were skeptical about Bumrah’s Test-playing abilities. They had written him off calling a white-ball specialist. But the Indian team were preparing Bumrah for the overseas Test cycle. He made his Test debut in South Africa. In only his 3rd Test, he ended up picking a 5-fer. Bumrah made a match-winning contribution in India’s only win in England in 2018. He extended his golden run in Australia when his 6 wicket burst at MCG helped India win a historic series.
Bumrah picked up a brilliant hattrick against West Indies in West Indies. He became the only Asian fast bowler to pick up a 5-wicket haul in South Africa, England, Australia, and West Indies. Bumrah has 83 Test wickets in 20 games at an average of 23.2. Bumrah’s performance is directly proportional to India’s success. If he has a great game, India inevitably ends up winning the match.
The class of Boom:
Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best all-format bowlers in world cricket currently. Bumrah can bowl anywhere and anytime, this quality of his sets him miles apart from other pacers in the format. His ability to deliver in matches day in and day out is incredible. Bumrah has played a vital role in India’s supremacy in limited-overs cricket. He will undoubtedly be the leader of the attack for India in the upcoming World T20 (2021). It won’t be a surprise if Bumrah ends up being the most impactful bowler in the World Cup.
Net Worth of Jasprit Bumrah:
Jasprit Bumrah’s net worth is valued to be at around ₹29 crores. He is easily one of the highest-paid fast bowlers in the world. Bumrah is considered to be one of the best fast bowlers going around. He along with Pat Cummins, Jofra Archer, and Kagiso Rabada form the potent fast bowling quartet. Bumrah’s salary from the past year itself was a whopping ₹23.25 crores.
Bumrah was bought by Mumbai Indians for ₹10 lakhs in the IPL 2013 auction. He wasted no time in impressing the Mumbai Indians management and in IPL 2014 auctions, his salary was increased to ₹1.2 crores. Bumrah has been a proven performer for MI and he was retained by the MI management in 2018 for a stupendous ₹7 crores. If he goes under the hammer he can surely set an unassailable IPL salary record for bowlers.
Jasprit Bumrah is the only cricketer apart from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to earn a grade A+ contract from the BCCI. Bumrah earns a mind-numbing ₹7 crores from BCCI’s annual contract.
Lifestyle choices of Jasprit Bumrah:
In addition to his earnings from cricket, Jasprit Bumrah also endorses several brands. He has also appeared in several advertisements prominent among them being Dream11, Cultsport, Estrolo. Bumrah owns a designer luxury house in Gujarat. His car collection includes a Mercedes Benz, Range Rover, and Nissan.