Former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop has said that Jasprit Bumrah has a great understanding of when to bowl what and this is his strength. Bishop also said that it is not like the Bumrah is invincible since the Mumbai Indians pacer has been hit for runs in the past. Bishop’s words arrive after the right-arm pacer Bumrah is showcasing a brilliant bowling show for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021.
During the Mumbai Indians’ previous match of IPL 2021 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Jasprit Bumrah took 1 wicket after giving away just 14 runs in his 4 overs. His economical bowling for very crucial for Mumbai Indians who were defending just 150 in the match. Mumbai Indians managed to win the match by 13 runs in the end.
It’s Not Like Jasprit Bumrah Is Invincible: Ian Bishop
While speaking to ESPNCricinfo, former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop lauded Jasprit Bumrah for his variations in bowling.
“Bumrah has had periods when he has not been at his best and he has gone for runs. So it’s not like he is invincible. But he has such a great understanding on when to bowl what – those slower balls, those off-cutters, when he goes for yorkers, when he pulls his lengths back,” Ian Bishop said.
Bishop also mentioned that Bumrah is amazing when he is in control and Team India and Mumbai Indians are lucky to have him.
“That is similar to what Bhuvneshwar Kumar at his best can do when he is in good rhythm, and he is thinking through. Maybe not as good as Bumrah, but close.
“Jasprit is amazing when he is in control. I cannot imagine how please Team India and Mumbai Indians are that guy is fit to play across all formats,” Ian Bishop further said.
In the match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians defended 152 runs after restricting the opposition to 142-7 in 20 overs. Bumrah was wicket-less in the match but gave only 28 runs in his 4 overs.
In the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore that Mumbai lost, Bumrah took 2 wickets for 26 runs in his 4 overs. Bumrah’s incredible economy in IPL 2021 so far has been a great asset for Mumbai Indians.