Jasprit Bumrah’s unique bowling action made him stand top. Bumrah’s advent on the Indian cricket scene was almost uneventful.
In 2013, he started his journey as a middle-pacer with Mumbai Indians. It took nearly three years for Bumrah to be in the Indian team i.e. in 2016. He was already titled as the “best bowler in the world” before the World Cup. Here in England, he kept his performance at a high level in almost all the games.
Virat Kohli, ahead of World Cup game against England, spoke about Bumrah’s stands in the World Cricket. “I don’t think we even need to discuss him anymore because he’s separated himself from everyone else at the moment.”
The two yorkers made by Bumrah ended up Bangladesh’s spirited resistance in Birmingham on Tuesday and made India’s entry into the Semi-finals. Bumrah’s success lies in his skills, talent, clarity in thought and hard work. The way he hits the perfect length most of the times, he makes it look so simple.
Bumrah explains how he makes perfect yorkers in high-pressure situations too – “A lot of preparation. Whenever I practice in the nets, I practice each and every situation. So, if I’ve ticked all the boxes in the nets, then it’s all about execution and keeping a clear head. All that helps me in the matches. If the work ethic is good, the execution feels much easier. I do it again and again and again in the nets. So, the more you do it, you get decent at it. But you can’t master it. You’re still trying to get better at it.”
Bumrah stays sharp and thinks for himself as every successful person do.
“When I’m bowling, I like to make my own decisions. I am also involved in the game, and I have a clear plan. If I have the confidence to execute something, I tell that to the captain or the senior players. Sometimes you can run behind wickets, but you don’t want to. Every time I focus on the team goal, keeping things simple and not to run behind success.Not at all, because I know how difficult it is to bowl, especially at the end. So some days I could also give runs. You just try to help each other, take everyone together, try and communicate, make things calm. Don’t put extra pressure on the bowler because he’s trying hard. Obviously, it looks easy, but it is not,” – Bumrah explained.
Bumrah made 10 test matches and 56 ODI’s in the international cricket but has made a very deep impact in the World Cricket that no other Indian bowler made.