Watch: Virat Kohli imitates Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action
by Ankit Editor
Published - Oct 22, 2016 1:33 pm | Updated - Oct 22, 2016 1:33 pm
The Indian team is in Mohali sweating it out ahead of the third ODI against New Zealand to be played tomorrow at the Punjab Cricket Association, IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Test skipper Virat Kohli who is someone who loves to enjoy himself and his game on the cricket field was seen imitation pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action as the latter bowled during the practice session.
MS Dhoni and his boys were riding high after their victory in the first ODI at Dharamshala but the following game in New Delhi gave the visitors a chance to come back in the series and now it’s all squared now at 1-1. Having tasted their first victory on tour New Zealand will believe they have a real chance of pulling another win at Mohali and for the first time taking a lead.
Though they lost the previous game, the Men in Blue won’t make a big deal out of it since they fell just 6 runs short of the target and the game could have well gone either way. For India, Bumrah was the best bowler on the day as he scalped three wickets.
He has this unconventional action which isn’t easy for the batsmen to read and having mastered the art of bowling yorkers, he makes life difficult for the batsmen in the death overs with his accuracy. While his bowling arm has a pretty regular movement while he delivers the ball it’s his non-bowling arm that which makes things complicated.
Virat who was bowling behind Bumrah during the practice tried to replicate the position of his arms and even gave it a shot while rolling his arms. Indian limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni who has hardly bowled in his career quite regularly bowls while preparing for games and he also ran into bowl after Kohli. The team certainly seems to be having a good time as they prepare for an important game tomorrow.