'I try to not be a one-trick pony' - Jasprit Bumrah sheds light on gambit behind incredible spell against RCB

Jasprit Bumrah won his ninth Player of the Match award of the Indian Premier League in Match 25 of IPL 2024.

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Particularly speaking about the current generation, bowlers as potent as Jaspit Bumrah are hard to come by. The 30-year-old has time and again proved to be an absolute menace to batters across all phases of the game.

Yet again, the pace-bowling spearhead delivered a magical spell, leaving the batters of Royal Challengers Bengaluru dumbstruck. En route to his ninth five-wicket haul and the first by any bowler in the history of the IPL, he got the better of Virat Kohli for the fifth time in 16 innings. In a match producing 395 runs in totality, Bumrah finished his spell with magnificent figures reading 5/21.

Speaking after the game, he spoke about the cruelty involved for the bowling fraternity in the 20-over format. He said he has always strived to be multi-faceted when it came to bowling, right since his childhood. He further emphasised that unless a particular bowler doesn't have a variegated bowling arsenal, they are bound to be belted all around. He stressed on the vital attribute of introspection, sharing that he pays careful attention to things which didn't work out for him, the day after a subpar outing with the ball.

“In this format, it is very harsh for the bowlers. I try to not be a one-trick pony, I have worked on this early in my career. People start to line you up. I want to have different skills. Bowling is tough, because you will have to take a beating. When things have not worked out for me the next day, I see the videos and analyse what did not work," Bumrah was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.

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There is no ego in this format: Bumrah

Continuing further, Bumrah added that it's imperative to keep pushing oneself before a game. He underscored that keeping an ego, especially as a bowler, will take you nowhere. Even if a pacer has the ability to touch the 145 kph mark, it's equally important to mix it up by bowling a few slower deliveries intermittently. 

“Preparation is always the key. Important to keep pushing yourself before a game. It is not a one-trick pony. There is no ego in this format. You can bowl 145 kph, but sometimes it is important to bowl slower balls,” the right-arm pacer remarked.

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