Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Getty Images)
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jasprit Bumrah is the poster boy for fast bowling in the current era of Indian cricket. He is one of the few pacers in the world who is ridiculously calm for a fast bowler. He has all the elements: pace, agility, and the build to really crank it up. The one trait he lacks is unnecessary aggressiveness or over-celebration.

The 28-year-old has become an integral part of India’s pace attack since making his international debut in Australia in early 2016. Bumrah has emerged as the leader of India’s pace attack across all formats.

I Was Very Clear About What I Wanted To Do – Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah stated that his family never forced him to take the decision, they did not “understand” cricket and did not consider it a viable profession, which pushed him to show what he could achieve.

“There were other sports that I played for fun, but it was always cricket for me. I was very clear about what I wanted to do,” Bumrah said in an interview with Jamie Alter for GQ India.

Jasprit Bumrah After Picking A Six-Fer
Jasprit Bumrah After Picking A Six-Fer PC- Twitter

“My family was not able to understand that playing cricket professionally was a viable career path because my family was academically inclined, but it was always about cricket for me,” he said.

My Family Didn’t Understand Cricket – Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah stated that his mother never forced him to become a doctor or an engineer, but she did want him to have a career that would give him security. He added that his family didn’t understand cricket and didn’t believe in what he was doing, which stoked anger inside him.

“My mother was never firm in saying to me, ‘This is what you have to do’, but she did want me to have a career that would give me security. But that’s about it. She did not force anything on me, never told me I had to become a doctor or engineer,” he clarified.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Twitter)
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“My family didn’t understand cricket and they didn’t have a lot of belief in what I was doing. That perhaps stoked anger inside me, a feeling of ‘I’m going to show the world what I can do!'” Bumrah added.

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