Jasprit Bumrah once again starred with the ball as India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs on July 2 (Tuesday) at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The top-ranked ODI bowler returned with four wickets to restrict Bangladesh to 286 runs while in pursuit of 315 runs set by India. Bumrah who bowled yorkers consistently on his way to the top has revealed the secret behind bowling yorkers on a regular basis.
Bumrah reveals secret behind his yorkers
Batting first, India banked on a century from Rohit Sharma and a fifty from KL Rahul to post 314 runs on the board. The openers added 180 runs for the first wicket before Bangladesh led by Mustafizur Rahman staged an outstanding comeback with a five-wicket haul. The Tigers staged a brilliant chase with Shakib Al Hasan leading the troops before Mohammad Saifuddin took over the reins. But an outstanding spell from Jasprit Bumrah sealed India’s berth in the top-four.
India’s pace spearhead bowled consistent yorkers at will making life hard for the batters. Speaking at the post-match press conference, Jasprit Bumrah revealed the secret behind hitting the toe length at will. He also added that he is trying to get better at bowling yorkers with each passing day.
“I do it again and again and again in the nets. So the more you do it, you get decent at it. You can’t master it,” said Bumrah. “You are still trying to get better at it, yeah. It’s all about repetition. It’s like any other ball,” he added.
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Furthermore, Jasprit Bumrah finds it important as those productive hours at the practice sessions that help him attain perfection for the crunch matches. He also added that if a bowler has good work ethics, it becomes easier to execute the same in a game.
“Whenever I practice in the nets, I practice each and every situation, be it with the new ball, be it with the old ball, bowling at the death,” he said. “So if I have ticked all of the boxes in the net, it’s then all about execution (in the match) and keeping a clear head. If the work ethic is good, I think the execution feels much easier in the game,” Bumrah concluded.