Jasprit Bumrah – The Riptide That Sweeps Wickets Away


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Jasprit Bumrah (born December 6, 1993) is an Indian international cricketer who has represented his country in all formats of the game. He is the only Asian bowler to take five wickets in a single test innings in South Africa, England, and Australia in the same calendar year.

Jasprit Bumrah drew attention initially with his unconventional action, then with his bowling abilities. The unique release point of Bumrah’s deliveries makes it difficult for batters to pick him, despite his unusual sling-arm action and natural velocity.

Upbringing And Early Career

Jasprit Bumrah was born into a Sikh Punjabi household in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Jasbir Singh, Bumrah’s father, died when he was five years old. In Ahmedabad, Gujarat, he was raised in a middle-class household by his mother, Daljit Bumrah, a schoolteacher.

NameJasprit Jasbir Singh Bumrah
Nick NameJassi, JB
Date of Birth6th December 1993
Age28 years (In 2022)
BirthplaceAhmedabad, Gujrat, India
Father NameLate Jasbir Singh
Mother NameDaljit Kaur
Sister NameJuhika Bumrah
Wife NameSanjana Ganesan (Star Sports program Anchor)
Affair / GirlfriendsRashi Khanna (Actress)
Anupama Parmeswaran (Actress)
Educational Qualification12th Standard
DebutODI: vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Jan 23, 2016
TEST: vs South Africa at Newlands, Jan 05, 2018
T20: vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Jan 26, 2016
IPL Debutvs Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 04, 2013
Batting StyleRight hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight arm Fast
Total Net WorthRs. 55 Crore

Bumrah represented Gujarat in first-class cricket, making his debut against Vidarbha in October 2013 during the 2013–14 season. Bumrah, a Gujarati right-arm fast-medium bowler with an unorthodox bowling motion, made his T20 debut against Maharashtra in the 2012–13 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. With his Man of the Match effort, he helped his team win the championship. His 3/14 numbers were crucial in Gujarat’s final victory over Punjab.

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Into The Limelight

Jasprit Bumrah, then 19, drew immediate attention as he completed with figures of 3/32 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in his Indian Premier League debut for Mumbai. Despite only playing a couple of games for the Mumbai Indians in the Pepsi IPL 2013, the Mumbai Indians retained him for the Pepsi IPL 2014 season.

Furthermore, Bumrah, like his Mumbai Indians teammate Lasith Malinga, has earned a reputation for having an uncanny ability to hit the blockhole. And it was during his tenure in the IPL that he learned from the Sri Lankan how to use the yorker correctly.

Bumrah, a frequent part of the India A team, was on the verge of national selection. However, a serious left knee injury at the end of 2014 forced him to miss four and a half months of action. He had to wait more than a year before being called up again. It followed a productive domestic season in which he was Gujarat’s second-highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy and topped the Vijay Hazare Trophy bowling stats. It includes a five-for in the List-A final, which secured Gujarat’s first one-day title.

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On To The National Team

The inevitable call came when Jasprit Bumrah travelled to Australia with the Indian team as an injury replacement for Mohammad Shami. Finally, he made his debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He was instrumental in India’s 3-0 T20I victory, finishing as the greatest wicket-taker from either team. It was a performance that garnered him the accolades of MS Dhoni, who dubbed him “the find of the tour,” as well as a spot in India’s World T20 roster for 2016.

In the two-match T20I series against the West Indies in August 2016, he became the bowler with the most Twenty20 International wickets (28) in a calendar year. With this accomplishment, he broke Dirk Nannes’ record.

Jasprit Bumrah was named Player of the Match in the second T20I series of England’s 2016–17 India tour in January 2017. He took two wickets and conceded 20 runs. During the 2017 Sri Lanka trip, Bumrah took the most wickets (15) of any fast bowler in a five-match bilateral ODI series.

On January 5, 2018, he made his Test debut for India against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town. Jasprit Bumrah took his first Test wicket, dismissing AB de Villiers for 65 runs. Bumrah took his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests in the third match, taking 5/54 from 18.5 overs. In the third Test match of India’s tour of England 2018, Bumrah grabbed his second five-wicket haul in Tests, with statistics of 5/85 from 29 overs. With career-best statistics of 6/33 on Boxing Day of the India Tour of Australia 2018, Bumrah became the first Asian bowler to collect five-wicket hauls in Australia, England, and South Africa in the same calendar year.

He was picked to India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in April 2019. The International Cricket Council (ICC) named him one of five interesting newcomers to the Cricket World Cup. Bumrah recorded his 100th ODI wicket against Sri Lanka on July 6, 2019. He was the second-fastest Indian to achieve it, trailing only Muhammad Shami. After 17 Tests overseas, Bumrah played his first Test match in India against England in February 2021 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium.

Due to the absence of regular vice-captain KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah was selected India’s vice-captain for the T20i and Test series against Sri Lanka in February 2022.


Jasprit Bumrah made a name for himself by being unique. A quick run-up is followed by a rapid bowling action with his arms as rigid as bones, when everything appears to go wrong, right up until it doesn’t. In the midst of the IPL’s chaos, his ability to deliver consistent performance was what stood out and finally gave me a position in the National Team.

There are many sports in the world. Some people likes football, and others likes cricket or basketball. But I love to play cricket because it is a game of gentalman. I am a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. I played an inter-college tournaments. Also, I represented my college cricket team as vice captain. Ms. Dhoni is my idol, and the Chennai Super Kings are my all-time favourite franchise. 

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