Jasprit Bumrah responds to IIT Kanpur professor’s analysis of his bowling

Most people have wondered what makes Bumrah such a force to reckon with and the Professor seems to have found the answer.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Jasprit Bumrah is one of the few reasons why India is a brute force in international cricket at the moment. He forayed into the national team way back in 2016 and has grown leaps and bounds in his short and illustrious career. For a couple of years since his debut, he weaved magic in ODI and T20I cricket. Last year, Bumrah made his Test debut as well and he didn’t flatter to deceive.

The speedster did exceptionally in countries like South Africa, England as well as Australia, and is presently Indian captain Virat Kohli’s go-to bowler in the hours of crisis. He has a deceptive slower delivery in his repertoire and also has the ability to ruffle the feathers of the best in the business with his pacy and well-directed bouncers.


The insights into Bumrah’s action

Recently, the secret behind Bumrah’s success was known. Sanjay Mittal, an IIT Kanpur professor, mentioned that it’s the ‘reverse Magnus force’ that has been a key to Bumrah’s impressive run at the highest level. In a study, Mittal revealed that Bumrah’s seam position, speed and rotational speed of 1,000 RPM provides 0.1 spun ratio for the ball, which puts it into the Magnus effect.

“A downward force on a ball by Bumrah causes it to dip sharply, which batsmen find difficult to pick,” Mittal was quoted as saying on Business Standard.

As far as Bumrah is concerned, he is slated to take part in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales, starting May 30. India is scheduled to lock horns with South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl in South Africa and Bumrah is expected to be a key force.

Lately, the Ahmedabad-born bowler played a crucial role in Mumbai Indians’ (MI) championship triumph, beating the MS Dhoni-captained Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final of the IPL. In 77 career matches in the T20 tournament, Bumrah has 82 wickets. He also has an economy rate of 6.71, numbers that are incredible in a generation of slam-bang cricket.

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Representing India, Bumrah has accounted for 85 wickets in 49 ODIs. Moreover, on 49 wickets from 10 games, he is one wicket short of 50 wickets in Test cricket. Going back to the ‘reverse Magnus force’ theory by the IIT professor, Bumrah posted a tweet on the same going into the World Cup. However, he put more emphasis on working hard in order to garner success.

Here is Bumrah’s tweet