India and Mumbai Indians fast bowler was one of those who donned the Indian jersey by playing in IPL and gradually became their mainstay of the pace bowling unit. Jasprit Bumrah has delivered several match-winning spells for India and Mumbai Indians and currently spearheads both sides’ bowling attack. The 27-year old has hugely credited Mumbai Indians’ bowling coach Shane Bond for refining his craft and keeps in constant touch with him.
Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond has been part of the set-up since 2015 and been integral to the franchise’s dominant run in the history. The former Kiwi bowling spearhead has earned credit for developing the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult over the years as the duo joined hands last year to become one of the most successful new-ball bowling pairs.
Jasprit Bumrah recalled meeting Shane Bond for the first time in 2015 and remembered seeing the Kiwi during his childhood on how he used to operate. Bumrah highlighted that meeting Bond was an excellent experience as he opened his mind into trying different things on the field, with the relationship getting stronger every year.
“I met him for the first time in 2015. As a child, I had seen him bowl and was always fascinated with how he used to bowl for New Zealand and how he used to operate. When I met him over here, it was a good experience. He helped me a lot to open my mind to different things that I could try on the field. That was very good and the relationship has only gotten better each and every year,” Bumrah said in a video posted by Mumbai Indians.
It’s been a great relationship and hopefully this continues for many years to come: Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah conceded that he converses with Shane Bond even when he is with the Indian team and he learns something new to add variations to his bowling. The right-arm seamer hopes for their relationship to prosper and wishes for more years like it to come.
“I always try to talk to him, even when I am not here and with the Indian team. It has been a good journey and hopefully every year, I keep learning something new and try to add new things to my bowling. He has played a major role in that. It’s been a great relationship and hopefully this continues for many years to come,” he added.