Jasprit Bumrah has been a crucial component in team India’s wheel for many years. He has benefited the squad by generating breakthroughs where it is really necessary. His bowling performance in the 2nd innings of the 4th Test match versus England recently received praises from all corners of the cricketing world. Former New Zealand pacer, Shane Bond also Praises Jasprit Bumrah.
Bumrah not only led India to triumph in the 4th Test match, but he also achieved individual goals. He made history by being the first Indian bowler to get 100 Test wickets in the quickest time possible. Bowling coach for the Mumbai Indians, Shane Bond explained why Bumrah is such a unique bowler.
“We’ve had seven years together and you get to know someone pretty well. He was this wiry, scrawny kid who had just come off a knee reconstruction and didn’t play more than a couple of games in my first season (in the IPL). The next thing he’s playing for India and he’s now one of the best in the world,” Bond said in an Interaction.
Bumrah has these amazing supple wrists so he can move it around: Shane Bond
Bumrah bagged the wickets of Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow in the 4th Test versus England, strengthening India’s position and putting the hosts in control. Following his outstanding performance in the game, analysts and spectators focused on Bumrah’s pitching technique.
Bumrah’s bowling strategy is considered unorthodox and unique. He doesn’t have a long run-up, but he can keep up with the pace necessary. As a result, Bond discussed Bumrah’s actions and how they have benefited the pacer. He also explained why, considering the quick warm-up, his pace isn’t affected.
“He has these amazing supple wrists so he can move it around, which gives him the ability to swing the ball. His bowling position, most people deliver it here (Bond lifts his bowling hand up parallel with his ear), whereas he delivers it way out in front of him so the batsman has less time to adapt. That makes his bouncer so difficult to see. Most other bowlers will use a method that’s distinguishable – he just flicks the wrist and whammo, it’s on you. That’s why he hurries guys up,” Shane Bond Praises Jasprit Bumrah.