‘Tough times make one strong’- Jasprit Bumrah reminisces tumultuous childhood days

‘Tough times make one strong’- Jasprit Bumrah reminisces tumultuous childhood days

Bumrah lost his father when he was five years old.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Jasprit Bumrah’s journey from some strenuous days to fame at the highest level has been an inspirational one. The Indian Young Turk is currently the number-one ranked ODI bowler and he has wreaked havoc even in Test cricket after foraying into the format in early 2018. Recently, the Ahmedabad-born also picked up a hat-trick against the West Indies, showing his class.

Coming to Bumrah’s story, back in 2001, he lost his father and his mother Daljit Bumrah strained every sinew to raise her child. Now after 18 years, the speedster is amongst the most popular cricketers in the country and has drawn appreciation from every nook and corner of the country. Quite naturally, it’s a moment of pride, both for Bumrah and his mother.

The official Twitter handle of the Mumbai Indians (MI), a franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), posted a video where Bumrah and his mother went down the memory lane and talked about the travails they had to face after the 25-year-old bowler’s father passed away.

I had one pair of shoes: Bumrah

“Talent can come from anywhere and reach the pinnacle of success. I would like to share with you the transformational journey of a young boy who was discovered by Mumbai Indians from a small time of India,” Nita Ambani, the owner of the IPL franchise, said before the focus shifted to Bumrah’s inspirational journey.

“When he was five-year-old, I lost my husband,” Daljit Bumrah was quoted as saying. The Jasprit joined in and said: “After that we couldn’t afford anything. I had one pair of shoes. I used to have one pair of T-shirts. I used to wash them every day and use it again and again.”

Back in 2013, Bumrah made his IPL debut against the RCB and got rid of Virat Kohli, under whom he now plays international cricket. When Bumrah’s mother saw her son weave magic in the T20 league for the first time, she couldn’t hold on to her emotions. “The first time when I saw him on that IPL match on TV, I couldn’t stop crying. He has seen me struggle financially and physically also,” she said.

The hard times have made Bumrah a rock-solid individual and he believes that those phases have made him stronger. “All these tough times make you strong because you’ve seen tougher days before,” he added. As far as tough times are concerned, Bumrah suffered a stress fracture on his lower back and is currently in London in order to undergo treatment.

Here is the video