Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah showcased his talent in the match against England, taking three crucial wickets in India’s 100-run victory. Bumrah’s impressive performance set the stage for the team, as they defended a modest total of 239 runs. After securing their sixth consecutive win in the competition, Bumrah also addressed the criticism he faced on social media. The bowler expressed his delight at making a strong comeback to the national team.
Having spent most of the previous year on the sidelines due to injury, Bumrah revealed that many doubted his career’s future. However, he was pleased to prove them wrong. Bumrah mentioned that his wife, TV sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan, also works in the sports-media department. Despite the doubts surrounding his career, Bumrah emphasized that it didn’t matter to him and he was content with his performance.
Bumrah expressed his love for the game and how he realized it after his injury. He maintained a positive mindset upon his return, focusing on the aspects he enjoyed. India struggled to score runs initially and could only manage 239 runs. However, the bowlers compensated for the batting errors by putting on an exceptional display in Lucknow.
Reflecting on the game against England, Bumrah highlighted the pressure the opposition put on the Indian team. He acknowledged the early wickets lost and the effort required on the field. Bumrah mentioned that it was a good challenge for the team and they were satisfied with the result. He also mentioned that India had been fielding first for a while and it was beneficial to have the opportunity to chase the target.
Regarding his bowling strategy, Bumrah explained that he initially looked for swing with the new ball. However, as there wasn’t much swing in the match, he focused on hitting a hard length and used seam bowling to his advantage.
Bumrah’s exceptional performance against England has not only contributed to India’s victory but has also silenced his critics. The fast bowler’s determination and skill have played a crucial role in India’s recent success.