It’s better than Bumrah’s: Yuzvendra Chahal on Kiwi kid imitating the pacer’s bowling action
The video of New Zealand kid emulating Jasprit Bumrah's bowling action is doing the rounds on social media.
Updated - Feb 8, 2020 7:56 pm
India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has thoroughly established himself into a valuable asset for the Indian national cricket team across formats. Known for the knack of bowling inch-perfect yorkers, the world-class pacer has delivered consistent performances when it mattered the most and has since become an irreplaceable asset for India.
The right-arm fast bowler hogged the limelight when he held his nerves and performed incredibly well during ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, where he took four wickets in five matches at an impressive economy rate of just 5 runs an over. This sums up the essential Jasprit Bumrah for you.
New Zealand kid imitates Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action
Jasprit Bumrah’s staggering success despite his unique bowling action has given a different perspective to fast bowling. Videos of kids trying to emulate Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action are many and the latest one that caught everyone’s attention was a boy from New Zealand who imitated Bumrah’s bowling action at the best scene.
Right from holding the ball to the run-up and to delivering the ball, the kid had given everything to come up with a bowling action which looked similar to that of Jasprit Bumrah’s action. The video of New Zealand kid emulating Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action is doing the rounds on social media.
The video came to light after former New Zealand player Scott Styris shared the video while the former player and commentator Simon Doull showed the video clip to Bumrah and off-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal before the second ODI between India and New Zealand in Auckland. Jasprit Bumrah laughed while watching it while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal said: “It’s better than Bumrah.”
Watch the video below:
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After completing a clean sweep against New Zealand by 5-0, Virat Kohli & Co have been battered by the rejuvenated hosts who bounced back from painstaking series defeat in the five-match T20I series. New Zealand won the ODI series by 2-0 after a 22-run win against India in the second ODI match at Eden Park in Auckland.
India’s top bowler Jasprit Bumrah went wicketless throughout the match as he leaked as many as 64 runs in his ten-over bowling spell. The Black Caps are looking forward to completing a whitewash against India when they go all guns blazing at Bay Oval on February 11, Tuesday. On the other hand, India will look to avoid a series defeat.