The Indian Premier League has performed a really large function in producing a number of gamers for the nationwide crew and Jasprit Bumrah tops that checklist. Bumrah got here into limelight after his sensational debut season with Mumbai Indians in 2013, the tempo spearhead immediately obtained consideration for his unorthodox motion and toe-crushing yorkers. He went to make his worldwide debut in 2016 and is among the finest quick bowlers in latest instances throughout codecs.
Speaking to veteran India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on his Youtube channel, Bumrah recalled the time when he bowled legendary Australia captain Ricky Ponting within the nets earlier than making his IPL debut.
“Basically, I had gone into the Mumbai Indians camp and I was not going to play the first game because I and Axar Patel had joined the camp late. We were playing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. We had been called late to the camp,” Bumrah started.
“The team was already practicing in Bangalore and we practiced with the team only for two days. Over there, the practice wickets were very green, and back then in 2013, the white ball used to swing. So, I was bowling with the new ball. I was bowling to Ricky Ponting and I used to bowl those big inswingers. I troubled everyone and I got him (Ponting) out two or three times, so they had a discussion on me that ‘this guy had something different and let’s play him’,” Bumrah mentioned on Ashwin’s official YouTube channel.
Bumrah’s loyal affiliation with Mumbai Indians continues because the franchise retained him forward of the upcoming season. The 28-year-old has been some of the constant pacers in IPL historical past since his debut as he has claimed 130 wickets in 106 matches.
He additionally talked about his unorthodox bowling motion and mentioned throughout his childhood he was extra focused on watching stumps getting rattled reasonably than witnessing large sixes.
“I didn’t realise that the action was that fascinating and eventually, people started to analyse that. But for me, as I told you, I was more interested in getting new things. I have that big inswinger but I didn’t have that outswinger. Since childhood, I wanted to be able to bowl all deliveries. I enjoyed all of those deliveries as a child, I was never interested in watching big sixes or high-scoring games. I was interested in watching stumps being rattled, people getting hit. But yes, not getting seriously hit!” mentioned Bumrah.