Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s best death bowlers in the last couple of years. Armed with an unorthodox action, the Gujarat pacer has been sensational for Virat Kohli’s side delivering yorkers and deceptive slower balls at will.
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Not surprisingly, Bumrah’s action is a hit in Pakistan, a country that has produced quality fast bowlers for several decades. A video shared by Pakistan Twitter user Umair Afridi (@afridiomair) shows a young five-year old kid copying Bumrah’s action very effectively.
5 Years Old kid from pak is a big fan of You.. after watching you in the recently concluded Asia cup every time he tries to bowl like him.— Umair Afridi (@afridiomair) October 20, 2018
Anyway, Happy Birthday @virendersehwag SirðŸ˜Š pic.twitter.com/KC8ML3wUgt
Replying to the Tweet, Bumrah said he felt on top of the world that someone was copying his action.
As a kid, I remember how I used to copy the actions of my cricketing heroes. ðŸ— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) October 20, 2018
It's a wonderful feeling to see kids copying my action today.ðŸ˜ƒ#childhoodflashbacks #Grateful #nostalgia https://t.co/ni4Y22aPMH
Bumrah made his ODI and T20I debut during India’s tour to Australia in 2016. Having lost their first four ODIs, Bumrah made his debut in Sydney and bowled wonderfully to help India salvage some pride. His death bowling skills, honed for many years while playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, helped India whitewash Australia 3-0 in the Twenty20 International series.
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In Tests, Bumrah made his debut in the South Africa series in 2018 and has proven to be a revelation, playing key roles in India’s wins in Johannesburg and Trent Bridge.