Jasprit Bumrah turns left-arm spinner during India practice

Jasprit Bumrah turns left-arm spinner during India practice

Jasprit Bumrah has been a revelation in Indian cricket since the time he started to hog the limelight in IPL as the successor of Lasith Malinga.

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Indian cricketer. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah tried to roll his arm with his weaker left hand during the practice sessions at Bangalore. Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra took to Twitter to share the ambidextrous side of the talented cricketer, who was spotted alongside Kuldeep Yadav trying to bowl orthodox left-arm spin.

Having the ability do something with both hands, also known as the ambidextrous quality, is not at all an easy art to materialize. Though a lot of cricketers came into limelight possessing this rare quality, no one really succeeded. Yet, we often see cricketers doing this to ensure both their arms remain strong enough to ensure they can throw the ball from the outfield with the weaker hand when necessary.

Jasprit Bumrah has been a revelation in Indian cricket since the time he started to hog the limelight in IPL as the successor of Lasith Malinga. The lad did live up to the expectations and is currently one of the best death overs bowler in the world, if not the best. He is inching closer towards 50 ODI wickets, but he was given rest in the Chinnaswamy ODI as his skipper Virat Kohli always ensure no one is fatigued with the workload.

A relatively one-sided series

With Australia under-performing, the series turned out to be a relatively one-sided affair and Steve Smith’s men have surrendered the World number 1 ranking to the Indians without giving a proper fight. This gave Virat Kohli a chance to rest their main players and bring in few of the bench warmers into the game. Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav haven’t played a lot of ODI cricket recently and hence, they were roped in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah.

We’ve seen the likes Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli trying to bat left-handed few times and now, even Bumrah is doing the same. This will only help a player improve his weaker arm’s strength given he doesn’t exert too much pressure. Maybe that’s the reason he was doing it and here’s the video of it with Aakash Chopra giving commentary in the background.

Introducing left arm spin-seam bowler Jasprit Bumrah…. #AakashVani at #IndvAus #CricketLive #OnTheRoad

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