Bond has been working alongside Jasprit Bumrah ever since the latter joined the franchise in 2013, and given Bumrah’s drive to improve his game on a consistent basis and the fact that he is ‘self-motivated’, the former Kiwi speedster isn’t really surprised with the giant strides that the pacer has taken in his career thus far.
“It’s been really fun and I always loved working with Bumrah. Six years now. The thing I like about Jasprit is his willingness to want to improve. He has turned up the series, got another different ball,” Shane Bond said in a video posted on Mumbai Indians’ Twitter.
“When you are seeing it from a player, who is self-motivated, doing things in the background to make themselves better. Then there is no surprise to me that he’s one of the best fast bowlers in the world,” he added.
As far as the ongoing IPL season is concerned, Jasprit Bumrah has made a brilliant comeback after a lean start to the 2020 campaign.
Bumrah has once again impinged himself as the leader of the Mumbai Indians pace-attack, having taken 11 wickets after 7 games at an economy rate of 7.92 with 76 dot balls from 28 overs.