Jasprit Bumrah Picks His Favourite Format Of The Game

Jasprit Bumrah Picks His Favourite Format Of The Game

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. Credit: Getty Images

Jasprit Bumrah has indeed been a revelation for the Indian cricket team. At a time when India desperately needed a death bowler in limited-overs cricket, the 26-year old emerged in 2016. His ODI debut yielded two wickets in ten overs at four runs per over. Two years later, Jasprit Bumrah got his maiden Test cap in which he proved to be even more venomous.

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Meanwhile, in a conversation with Ian Bishop and Shaun Pollock as part of the ICC podcast, Bumrah revealed his format of preference. The incredible fast-bowling trio spoke on a plethora of topics and knew Bumrah’s views on the dukes ball, his development of out-swinger, and the lanky speedster’s short run-up and slinging arm action.

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Jasprit Bumrah (Credits- Twitter)

I am a 90s kid, all I have done is to watch Test cricket: Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah, Finn Allen, Inswinger
Jasprit Bumrah. Credits: BCCI

But as far as which format is Jasprit Bumrah’s favourite it is Test cricket. He cited that having met the younger generation, he discovered that they are a fan of T20 cricket. But as the 90s born man, the 26-year old prefers nothing but the longest version of the game.

“For me yes, I love Test cricket. People who are younger than me, I have met them, they want T20 cricket and are a big fan of the format. I am a 90s kid, all I have done is to watch Test cricket. I wanted to play Test matches and now I have played it, for me, Test cricket is my favourite format and I just love playing it.” the Gujarat-born seamer stated as quoted by ANI News.com

The right-arm seamer has 68 wickets from 14 Tests at a stunning average of 20.3. Bumrah has five five-wicket hauls, having taken all of them in Australia, England, South Africa, and the West Indies. His best figures of 6/27 came against the Caribbeans in Kingston last year. That same Test, Bumrah became the second Indian to bag a hat-trick in whites for the national team. Jasprit Bumrah would have been in action for Mumbai Indians had the IPL commenced on the 29th of March.

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