Indian Cricket Team is going to take on Australia for the 1st Test match commencing from 9th February (Thursday). The Men in Blue are without their star right-arm speedster Jasprit Bumrah for the first 2 Test Matches who is still nursing his back injury which has kept him out of action since September 2022.
It won’t be wrong to say that Aussies would be happy that Bumrah isn’t there as in the 2018-19 Test Series, he had created havoc. The visitors should not take India lightly as the rise of Mohammed Siraj has made India’s bowling attack lethal. The peculiarity of Mohammed Siraj is that he bowls quite a wicket to wicket and gives no room to batters.
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Arun Bharat on Jasprit Bumrah
Aru Bharat was having an interaction with Jasprit Bumrah and revealed his first interaction with Jasprit Bumrah.
“I was in Ahmedabad when I was trialing with the National Cricket Academy’s coach education project. I remember Vijay Patil who was then the head coach of Gujarat. He came to me and wanted me to take a look at a very young and promising fast bowler, who was quick. That was when I first met Bumrah. I saw him bowl at the net. The first thing that struck me was a very, very unique, unorthodox action. To be very honest, it did not impress. But they all said Bumrah was working on a lot of pace and was quick.” said Arun Bharat.
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“I met him briefly then, but the same year, two months later, Bumrah was there at the NCA as part of the India U19 camp. To be very honest, I suggest Bumrah to change his action but found that it did not help him at all. One thing I did realise as I kept watching him, he was really bowling sharp. His action was unique and the batsman who played him said that they found it difficult to pick his bowling. So when someone has such unique ability, changing him is not going to guarantee that he would do better.” he added.
Arun Bharat on Jasprit Bumrah’s Action
Arun Bharat recalled an incident with the Strength & Conditioning Coach and Physio regarding Bumrah.
“So we did a meeting with the strength and conditioning coach and the physio to study his action and know what could be the effects of such an action. We concluded that it would put tremendous pressure on his back. So one thing was that if he had to continue with that action he had to work on his physical aspect and make his body very strong.” said Arun Bharat.
It won’t be wrong to say that Bharat Arun had made a valid point regarding Bumrah’s action. The speedster’s career has been full of injuries that have hurt team India. The selection panel & management would be hoping that Bumrah is fit & at his best as the last 2 Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy would be quite crucial.
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