Indian fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah made his debut for the Indian team in 2016, he is now a star pacer and a match-winner for the Team, across all formats of the game. Despite senior cricketers like Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma, he is the current leader of the Indian bowling attack.
In an exclusive chat with the ICC during the World Test Championship final, The 27-year-old highlighted how he has developed as a cricketer over the years.
He says, “So basically what I try to do is, I channelise my anger. When I started as a youngster, I used to get angry left, right, and centre and I used to do all types of gimmicks which didn’t really help my game a lot”.
“So over the years played a lot of international cricket, released what works for me. So I am smiling but the fire inside is burning all the time. I don’t try to show it all the time but this is the way that helps me to succeed and with that controlled aggression I try to take my game forward,” he added.
“I’m smiling but the fire inside is burning all the time,” Jasprit Bumrah explains what helps him to succeed
Team India’s bowling coach, Bharat Arun has also played an important role in shaping Bumrah and many other Indian pacers. Speaking to ICC during the World Test Championship final, the bowling coach said: “The secret behind Jasprit is his uniqueness has been maintained. We have not tried and meddle with his bowling action. Because of his action batsmen pick up a little late that’s what makes him so special.”
Bumrah possesses a unique bowling action which the batsmen find difficult to pick. On playing in England, the pacer said, “I love the English weather. I like bowling here, and I really like the duke ball.”
While Bumrah has put in the extra yards to be the bowler he is today. Bharat Arun, Team India’s bowling coach has also played a crucial role in shaping Bumrah. The former India cricketer has nurtured the youngster and managed Jasprit Bumrah’s workload to perfection over the years.