The veteran Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga is impressed with what he has seen from Jasprit Bumrah so far. The world-class bowler had come a long way to touch the pinnacle of success and Malinga ensured to guide him on the right track. Bumrah had first made a mark in the IPL for Mumbai Indians in the 2013 edition and it was when he found an experienced mentor Lasith Malinga.
The latter helped in through and through in fast bowling. Today, Bumrah has become an ultimate world-class bowler. To make his progress interesting, he became the No.1 ranked bowler in One Day Internationals. Malinga can take absolute pride in the fact that he had helped Bumrah while he was taking slow strides in the international stage.
I am really happy to have helped Jasprit Bumrah: Lasith Malinga
After seeing Bumrah’s evolution as a fast bowler, Malinga said he is really happy to have helped someone while he is still playing the game. “I am really happy to have helped someone while I am still playing international cricket, and he is the World No. 1 bowler now. Happy to have given him tips which make him recognise my contribution in his career,” Malinga said.
The Sri Lankan also said that it is important that everybody should feel free to share their experience with youngsters. He said that it is unbelievable to see how Bumrah bowls his yorkers and slower deliveries while stressing on the fact that the seamer is very eager to learn.
“I think everyone should share their experience and expertise with young players so that cricket is the eventual winner. Jasprit might have options better than me too for getting inputs; he has the kind of brain which can collect and work on all advises he gets. It is evident from how he executes his yorkers and slower balls, it is just unbelievable how he does it. He is very hungry to learn,” Malinga told cricket.com in an interview.