India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah first hogged the limelight with his unconventional bowling action during his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians in 2013.
Jasprit Bumrah (Reuters Photo)
- Jasprit Bumrah said he came into India team on basis of his performance in domestic circuit
- Bumrah and Yuvraj Singh interacted with each other on Instagram live
- Bumarh also stressed on the importance of Test cricket
India pace spearhead Jasprit Burmah, who is often termed as the world’s best fast bowler, has said people assume that he earned is place into Team India on the basis of his performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but that is not the actual case.
During an Instagram live session with former India all-rounder, Bumrah said that it was his consistent performance in domestic matches that helped him break into the senior side.
Bumrah first hogged the limelight through his unconventional bowling action during his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians in 2013. The then 19-year-old Bumrah picked 3 wickets in his debut game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) .
“That I made it to the Indian team by my performances in the IPL is a myth. 2013 is when I came into the IPL (for Mumbai Indians) then 2013, 2014, 2015 I was not playing regularly. I did well in (Vijay) Hazare and in domestic circuit then I came into the Indian team in 2016,” Bumrah told Yuvraj.
Bumrah made his ODI and T20I India debut in 2016 and earned the Test call-up in 2018. The 26-year-old has been a regular in India side in all the three formats and is known for his toe-crushing yorkers and death-over spells.
Talking to Yuvraj, Bumrah also stressed on the importance of the longest-format of the game, saying one becomes a complete cricketer only after playing Test matches.
“Bowlers come up to me and say ODI T20 thik hai (ODIs, T20I is okay). But they forget, Tests make you a complete cricketer,” Bumrah said.
“You have to play Test cricket to survive in the long run,” he added.