“He Has a Lot of Trust in Me Till Date,” Jasprit Bumrah Opens up on His Relationship With Rohit Sharma
In his short international career, Jasprit Bumrah has established himself as one of the most intimidating and lethal fast bowlers of the modern era. The seamer forms the backbone of the Indian cricket team across all formats. Also, there is no denying the fact that Bumrah is a product of the Indian Premier League. Here are more Cricket betting tips today and a guide for the upcoming match.
Jasprit Bumrah first came into the limelight owing to his brilliant performance for Mumbai Indians. The right-hander joined the MI setup in 2013 and since then he has been a vital cog for the franchise. Bumrah has donned the Mumbai jersey for a whopping 106 matches so far picking up 130 wickets at an economy rate of 7.42 and an average of 23.
As Jasprit Bumrah has played for MI since the beginning of his IPL career he shares a close camaraderie with current Indian and MI captain Rohit Sharma. The pacer credited Rohit for identifying his talent and giving him a place in MI’s playing XI.
“He (Rohit) saw me bowling at nets, he saw what kind of skills that I have so he always backed me and always told me to believe in myself and in the initial stages as well he had a lot of trust in me, so he will give me the important overs,”Jasprit Bumrah said on ‘DRS With Ash’.
Rohit Sharma lets Jasprit Bumrah set his own field
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Elaborating his relationship with Rohir further, Jasprit Bumrah added that Rohit has instilled a lot of faith and trust in him. The 28-year-old revealed that the skipper trusts his plans and always gives him the freedom to bowl. Bumrah also admitted that Rohit is a very chill and easy-going person which makes it easy for them to approach him.
“He has a lot of trust in me to date and so now we have reached a point where he doesn’t even tell me what do you want to do. Rohit says ‘you set the field on your own and if there are any changes you tell me and I will do that’. He has had that trust because he has followed whatever I have said, asked for a field and that has worked so the relationship has really developed,”Jasprit Bumrah added.
Jasprit Bumrah reveals his encounter with Ricky Ponting
Further in the interaction, Bumrah revealed how he impressed the Mumbai Indians scouts to earn a place in the playing XI. The Ahmedabad-born revealed and he went into Mumbai’s camp as a net bowler. He wasn’t going to play the first game and was just called to bowl to the other batters,
However, while bowling in the nets Bumrah rattled Ricky Ponting with the new ball. He also dismissed the former Australian captain two to three times. The impressive show by the seamer compelled Mumbai to include him in the team and there has been no going back since then.
“Basically, I had gone into the Mumbai Indians camp and I was not going to play the first game. The team was already practicing in Bangalore and we practiced with the team only for two days.
“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’,”Jasprit Bumrah concluded.
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