Jasprit Bumrah discloses secrets of his trade

Jasprit Bumrah discloses secrets of his trade

What I used to do was try and hit the base of the wall: Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah India v Sri Lanka
Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian’s pace sensation in limited over format, Jasprit Bumrah, in a recent interview, disclosed about he learnt the art of bowling yorkers. Bumrah stole the show in the last year and a half with his abilities with the ball at the business end of innings to become the best death bowler in the world presently.

Bumrah, at the start of the career, was renowned for his escapades in the IPL. Since then he has become the prized possession of Mumbai Indians. He made his international debut in Australia in Sydney ODI back in 2015-16 series. The Ahmedabad bowler has had a splendid tour of Sri Lanka lately as he grabbed as many as 15 wickets in 5 matches to be nominated as the man of the series.

“Did you do a lot of practice, focus, mental strength like the great Wasim Akram used to do for bowling Yorker?”, asked the presenter of the popular show ‘What the Duck’. To which Bumrah replied by saying his learning was entirely based on watching the great Pakistani bowling lineup.

“No, I didn’t do any of these things. I started my cricket by watching television. I used to watch cricket throughout the day, all the time. What I used to do is, I used to watch their (Pakistan bowlers) videos because they were the bowling kings at that time. So I used to think that they are getting wickets on Yorker,” claimed Jasprit Bumrah.

“So I always thought as a kid that if I have to take wickets then yorker is the only option. When you are a kid, you cannot always go out and play. So during the hot afternoons, we had a big hall. What I used to do there is, I will try and hit the base of the wall. If you bowl there, there won’t be any noise and you can play for a longer period of time,” recalled Bumrah according to the video.

Here’s the full interview