IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians (MI) share a clip of Jasprit Bumrah bowling spin in the nets

Defending champions Mumbai Indians are scheduled to open their IPL 2020 campaign against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the season opener at Abu Dhabi on September 19th.

Jasprit Bumrah & Rohit Sharma
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Jasprit Bumrah & Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: IANS)

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The much-awaited thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League is also set to commence from September 10th after many delays. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI was left with no option but to shift the cash-rich league to the UAE. Ahead of the start of the much-awaited tournament, all franchises have already started training outdoors upon their arrival in the gulf country.

To keep the fans engaged, all franchises have been dishing out training clips and videos of their players. Mumbai Indians, on Monday, also shared an interesting clip of Jasprit Bumrah in the nets. Surprisingly, the speedster, known for his express pace and unorthodox action, was bowling spin in the training session.

Jasprit Bumrah imitates six spin bowlers

Fans were left shocked after witnessing Bumrah’s new avatar. The Mumbai franchise shared six bowls bowled by Bumrah in which he was imitating several bowlers. “Can you guess all 6 bowlers Boom is trying to imitate?” wrote Mumbai Indians on Instagram.

Ahmedabad-born Bumrah was signed by Mumbai Indians in 2013 and he hogged the limelight by clinching three wickets on his IPL debut. Bumrah was all over the news as his first IPL wicket was none other than Virat Kohli.

Combining with Lasith Malinga, Bumrah became a vital part of Mumbai Indians’ bowling force and he was bought by the franchise in the following IPL auction for a staggering INR 1.2 crore. Over the years, the prolific pacer has established his place in the MI squad along with cemented his position in the national squad.

In 77 IPL matches, the master of yorkers has scalped 82 wickets at an economy of 7.55. The Rohit Sharma-led side will be eyeing their fifth IPL trophy this year and Bumrah will be expected to play a crucial role in MI’s title heist. Defending champions Mumbai Indians are scheduled to open their IPL 2020 campaign against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the season opener at Abu Dhabi on September 19th.

All IPL 2020 fixtures are set to take place in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi in three different legs. The afternoon matches are set to begin at 3:30 PM IST while the evening games will start on 7:30 PM IST.