Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

With his unorthodox sling arm action, Jasprit Bumrah has caused troubles for several batsmen across the globe. The pacer burst into the scene in Indian Premier League (IPL) 11 years back in Mumbai Indians (MI) colours.

The speedster is currently the No.1 bowler in the Indian team. The Men in Blue largely depend upon him to win big tournaments.

Recently, a video went viral on various social media platforms which showed another bowler with the exact same bowling action of Bumrah in IPL nets. However, it turned out to be a two-year-old clip with the bowler, named Mahesh Kumar in the net of Gujarat Titans (GT) where he is seen executing the same action of Bumrah - almost 14 steps and that slingshot arm - bowling a yorker and then a length ball that beat the batter.

The 27-year-old from Karnataka has previously served as a net bowler for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) back in 2018. He also got an opportunity to bowl at the Team India nets in 2017. The engineering graduate was, in fact, called to the nets by Ashish Nehra, who later gifted him a pair of shoes. He also got a chance to speak with star batsman Virat Kohli. 

Kohli advised him to stick to his strengths and not copy anyone.