‘As a youngster the first delivery I learned was…’: Jasprit Bumrah | Cricket News

Feb 5, 2024



NEW DELHI: Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah dished out a match-winning performance as he took a match haul of nine wickets to help India register a big 106-run win over England in the second Test on Monday and level the five-match series 1-1.
Bumrah delivered an impressive performance by securing remarkable figures of 6/45 in the first innings, marking his personal best in India.He took three wickets in the second innings, earning him the well-deserved Man of the Match award.The game will also be remembered for Bumrah’s menacing yorker that sent Ollie Pope‘s middle and leg stumps flying. The pacer after the game disclosed that the yorker was the first delivery he mastered during his tennis-ball cricket days.
“As a youngster that was the first delivery (yorker) I learned in tennis-ball cricket. I used to feel that is the only way to take wickets,” Bumrah said.
Bumrah also made it clear that he does not look at numbers and expressed happiness that his contribution proved vital in team’s victory.
“I don’t look at numbers. If you think about numbers there is a lot of pressure. I’m very happy that we won and contributed to that. Not the leader [of the attack] but we are going through a transition so it’s my responsibility to guide them.
On Rohit Sharma‘s captaincy, Bumrah mentioned that both players exchange their perspectives and insights with each other.
“We discuss everything, about what I am thinking and what he thinks we should do,” he said.
Bumrah dismissed any notion of rivalry with England great James Anderson, emphasising that he actually enjoys watching fast bowling.
“Not really, I always enjoy watching fast bowling, whether it’s the other team or not. If someone is doing well, good on them. Look at the situation, look at the wicket. I look to solve the problem, every wicket is different and I have to use what I have in my armoury,” he added.



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