‘Before the cricketer, I am…’: On James Anderson’s competition, Jasprit Bumrah’s firm response | Top Vip News


Jasprit Bumrah at the post-match presentation ceremony© Twitter

India’s veteran pacer Jasprit Bumrah was deservedly named player of the match as he emerged as the team’s chief smasher with the ball in the second Test against England in Vizag. Bumrah took a total of 9 wickets in the two innings, beating double centurion Yashasvi Jaiswal to the player of the match award. At the post-match presentation ceremony, Bumrah recalled that viral yorker he bowled to dismiss Ollie Pope in the first innings. When Harsha Bhogle told India pacer that even the great Waqar Younis is talking about it, Bumrah gave a brilliant response.

At the beginning of the conversation, Bumrah was informed of his astonishing statistics in India, even though the subcontinent’s pitches have favored spinners more. The pacer gave a blunt response, saying that he doesn’t care much about numbers.

“As I said before, I don’t look at the numbers. When I was young, I did it and I was excited about it. But now it’s added baggage,” he said.

When Harsha informed Bumrah that the entire world, including Waqar Younis, is talking about his yorker, he replied, “When I was young, that was the first delivery I learned (yorker). I had seen the legends of the game. Waqar, Wasim and even Zaheer. Khan.”

“We are going through a transition, so I feel it is my responsibility to help them in any way I can. We talked about certain things. I have been playing with him (Rohit) for a long period of time,” he added.

When asked about the competition with his teammate James Anderson, who is a legend of the game, Bumrah showed his humble side once again, saying that he does not enter into competition.

“No, not really (competition with Jimmy?). Before being a cricketer, I am a fan of fast bowling. If someone is doing well, I congratulate them. I look at the situation, the wicket and think what are they my options I should “Let’s not be a one-trick pony,” he concluded.

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