Jasprit Bumrah is currently one of the top bowlers in the world. He is also the pace spearhead for the Indian cricket squad in all formats. Jasprit Bumrah debuted in the Indian Premier League in 2013 with the Mumbai Indians. Bumrah’s unconventional action received immediate attention from the cricket community.
Jasprit Bumrah spoke about his first call-up to the MI camp on Ravichandran Ashwin’s YouTube channel. He said that during training, he took Ricky Ponting’s wicket “two or three times.”
Bumrah’s Interview Conversation With Ashwin
“We had been called late to the camp,” Bumrah began. “Basically, I had gone into the Mumbai Indians camp. 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.”
He recalled that 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.” He remembered bowling to Ricky Ponting with a new ball with his classic 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,” he reminisced.
The fast bowler also stated that he had no idea he had an unusual action until that point. He further stated that he wanted to try to try out new things.
“I have that big inswinger, but I didn’t have that outswinger,” said Bumrah. He recalls that he wanted to be able to bowl all deliveries, since childhood. “I enjoyed all of those deliveries as a child, I was never interested in watching big sixes or high-scoring games. I enjoyed watching stumps being rattled, people getting hit. But yes, not getting seriously hit!” reminisced Bumrah.
Jasprit Bumrah’s Career
Bumrah demonstrated consistent bowling performance for the franchise. He broke into the top ten highest wicket-takers in the previous edition of the event. Bumrah is now ranked 10th in the world, with 130 dismissals in 106 matches.
Bumrah made his India debut in an ODI match on January 23, 2016, as a result of his success in the IPL. In the same year, he made his T20I debut on January 26. Meanwhile, on January 6, 2018, the bowler made his Test debut.
By re-signing ahead of the 2017 season, Bumrah renewed his commitment to the Mumbai Indians. Since his debut, the 28-year-old claimed 130 wickets in 106 matches, making him one of the most reliable pacers in IPL history.