Back in 2013, a young lad with a slingy action from Gujarat made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians against Royal Challengers Bangalore and took star batter Virat Kohli's wicket. Since then there has been no looking back for the cricketer, Jasprit Bumrah.
After his inclusion in Team India in 2016, Jasprit Bumrah went on to become one of the best fast bowlers in modern-day cricket. As the India pacer turns 30 today, here are some lesser-known facts about Jasprit Bumrah.
Shocked by personal loss
Jasprit Bumrah lost his father very early in his life. Her mother who was a school principle looked after him and she always believed his son will make his father proud one day.
Dream Ranji Debut
Bumrah always being a fast learner and he always strives to improve his game on the consistent basis. During his Ranji debut in 2013, he picked up 7 wickets against Vidarbha where at such a young age he had that uniqueness in his bowling. He emerged as the highest wicket taker during the Ranji season.
Getting into Dhoni’s eyes
Former India captain Ms Dhoni was highly impressed with Jasprit Bumrah bowling as he called him ‘Find of the season’ during his debut Vs Australia in Sydney 2016. In no time, Bumrah began to excel in his bowling and become one of the leading fast bowlers in the world.
Some noteworthy Bowling performances of Bumrah:
5/54 Vs South Africa in Johannesburg (2018)
5/85 Vs England in Trent Bridge, Nottingham (2018)
6/ 33 Vs Australia in Melbourne (2018)
6/27 Vs West Indies in Kingston (2019) He also picked his first Test Hattrick during the match
He is also the first Indian to take test fifers in South Africa, Australia, West Indies and England.
With 149 ODIs wickets, 128 in tests and 74 in T20s, Jasprit Bumrah is undoubtedly the greatest bowler of Modern era.