Many thought I would be last person to play for India: Bumrah


PTI, Apr 27, 2020, 9:49 AM IST

New Delhi: Jasprit Bumrah has risen rapidly to become one of the leading fast bowlers in the world but he says much thought that he would be the “last person to play for India”.

The Indian pacer made this revelation during a live session on Instagram with former India batsman Yuvraj Singh.

“Many people told me that I won’t play for long, there was an expectation that the last person to play for the country would be me,” said Bumrah when Yuvraj asked him about his unusual bowling action.

“They told me that I would just play the Ranji Trophy. But I kept on improving and I persisted with my action,” said the 26-year-old, who made his India debut in January 2016 following his exploits in the IPL.

Bumrah has gone to play 64 ODIs, 50 T20s, and 14 Tests. He made his Test debut in January 2018 and in a quick time, he became Virat Kohli’s go-to bowler even in the five-day format.

During the chat, Yuvraj reminded Bumrah that he had predicted that the pacer would go on to become the “number one bowler in the world”. And he did in 2017 when he reached the spot in the T20 rankings.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Your next big star might come from public ground: HC tells BCCI; asks it to provide basic facilities to budding cricketers

Civic workers protest: Protest to end only after written assurance from state govt

It’s 2022. Why do we still not have waterproof phones?

MP: Tribal woman set afire over land row critical; 5 persons arrested so far

Gujarat, Karnatka among best states in providing strong ecosystem for startups: DPIIT ranking

Tourists throng Charmadi Ghat, throw caution to the wind

Man sneaks into West Bengal CM’s residence, spends night


Related Articles More

Your next big star might come from public ground: HC tells BCCI; asks it to provide basic facilities to budding cricketers

Faced ragging by seniors in sports hostel, claims Olympian Dutee Chand

Wimbledon wild-card entry steals set, not win, from Djokovic

Former India goalkeeper EN Sudhir dies; AIFF offers condolences

Rohit Sharma out of isolation after testing negative

MUST WATCH

NEWS BULLETIN 03-07-2022

The deer swallowed 80 kg. A python weighing 14 feet long!

Vitla College Student doing Good Job

Rowdysheeter parade at Koppala

Mangaluru : 13-year-old boy cooks up attack story case twist


Latest Additions

Your next big star might come from public ground: HC tells BCCI; asks it to provide basic facilities to budding cricketers

Civic workers protest: Protest to end only after written assurance from state govt

It’s 2022. Why do we still not have waterproof phones?

MP: Tribal woman set afire over land row critical; 5 persons arrested so far

New COVID-19 test can identify all variants in hours

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.