New Zealand kid nails Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action in the nets
Within minutes of posting the tweet, it became viral as fans showered praise on the kid.
Published - Feb 8, 2020 10:26 am | Updated - Feb 8, 2020 10:29 am
With Bumrah continuing to make waves with the ball in international cricket, kids across the globe have started idolising him. When India were in Australia last year, a video of an Australian kid trying to copy Bumrah’s bowling style had gone viral.
The India pace spearhead had also reacted to the video, calling the kid cute and giving him his best wishes. And now a young kid from New Zealand has copied Bumrah’s unorthodox yet highly effective bowling action. In the video that is going viral on the internet, the budding cricketer seems to have perfected Bumrah’s action. A New Zealand cricket coach posted the video on Twitter and also tagged Bumrah in the tweet.
— Ollie Pringle (@OlliePringle63) February 7, 2020
Within minutes of posting the tweet, it became viral as fans showered praise on the kid. Not only the fans, but former New Zealand allrounder Scott Styris also reacted to the video. The legendary all-rounder retweeted the post and made it clear that he was impressed with the kid’s action.
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) February 8, 2020
Jasprit Bumrah is currently in New Zealand
Jasprit Bumrah is currently in New Zealand with Team India. After missing the entire home season in the second half of 2019 due to a back injury, the right-arm pacer made his much-awaited return to action last month during the T20I series against Sri Lanka. And while he has bowled decently, one can say that he is yet to regain his top form.
Bumrah has been quite economical with the ball but has struggled to get wickets. In the three-match ODI series against Australia, he managed to pick up just one wicket although he helped India win the series 2-1. In the five-match series against New Zealand, he picked up six wickets out of which three came in one game.
But then again, his economical bowling helped India clean sweep the series and register their first-ever T20I series win in New Zealand. In the first ODI against the Black Caps, he went wicketless as New Zealand chased down 348 to take the lead in the three-match series.