Jasprit Bumrah and his mother Daljit highlighted the struggles that the Indian pacer faced while growing up. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as one of the best Indian cricket team bowlers in the recent past. His exploits in South Africa, England, Australia and West Indies played a major part in India's successes. Bumrah's brilliance was key in India winning a series Down Under for the first time in history. After taking four five-wicket hauls in the overseas tour, Bumrah was laid low by a stress fracture to his lower back and he is currently on the sidelines. However, in a recent video tweeted by Mumbai Indians, Bumrah and his mother Daljit were reminiscing about his childhood.
In the video, Bumrah's mother stated, "When he was five-year-old, I lost my husband," recalled Daljit. The India cricketer then joined in saying: "After that we couldn't afford anything. I had one pair of shoes. I used to have one pair of T-shirt. I used to wash them every day and use it again and again. So, as a child you know you hear stories that sometimes these things happen that some people come and watch you and you get picked up like this. But it actually happened," he added.
Bumrah burst into the cricketing scene at the Indian Premier League in 2013 and within six years went on to become world's number one ranked ODI bowler. "The first time when I saw him on that IPL match on TV, I couldn't stop crying. He has seen me struggle financially and physically also," Daljit recalled.
During the series against West Indies, Bumrah became the third Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to achieve this feat in Tests.
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Speaking to BCCI.TV after the end of the day, Bumrah credited Kohli for the hat-trick. "I owe my hat-trick to the captain. Actually I didn't know, I was not very sure of the appeal, I thought it was bat so I didn't appeal so much, but it was a good review in the end," Bumrah told Kohli who was holding the mike during an interaction on the official website.
Bumrah produced a spell of brilliance to take 6/16 in nine overs to reduce West Indies to 87/7 after India posted 416 thanks to Hanuma Vihari's maiden century and fifties from Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma and Mayank Agarwal. Bumrah spoke about how his plan was on a pitch which helped the pacers. India will be hoping that Bumrah makes a full recovery as they aim to do well in the upcoming World T20s in 2020 and 2021 in India and Australia.