Jasprit Bumrah is a very exciting fast bowler and he has impressed one and all with his skills in limited-overs cricket, already in his short career. Bumrah made his debut for India in 2016 against Australia and since then he has been a very important member of India’s limited-overs squad. His unorthodox action coupled with good accuracy has made him an asset for India in the shorter formats of the game.
Here, The Cricket Lounge’s Somya Yadav lists 7 lesser known facts about Jasprit Bumrah:
Fact #1. Jasprit Bumrah lost his father when he was 7 years old.
Fact #2. Jasprit Bumrah started his cricketing journey at the age of 14 years.
Fact #3. Jasprit Bumrah first came into limelight when he took his 7 wickets against Vidharba in the 2013-14 season of Ranji Trophy.
Fact #4. John Wright, Mumbai Indians’ coach, was the first one to identify Jasprit Bumrah’s talent. He later picked him in Mumbai Indians’ squad.
Fact #5. While playing for Mumbai Indians, Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Lasith Malinga helped Bumrah in getting his yorkers right. Bumrah himself credits Malinga for this.
Fact #6. Australia’s legendary fast bowler praised Jasprit Bumrah and advised him never to change his bowling action.
Fact #7. Former Indian captain MS Dhoni was really impressed by Jasprit Bumrah’s performance in India’s tour of Australia in 2015-16.