Last Update on: July 13th, 2022 at 05:46 pm
Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah said he doesn’t let external opinions get into his head and tends to maintain a calm personality even after receiving enough praise.
On Tuesday, the Indian fast bowler received applause from all corners of the world for his magnificent bowling performance that blew England in the first ODI match.
Jasprit Bumrah registers career-best ODI figures
Bumrah reaped benefits from the bounce and swinging conditions at The Oval to torment England batters. The Indian pacer got the likes of Jason Roy, Jonny Barston, Joe Root and Liam Livingstone to record career-best figures of 6/19 in the 50-over format.
Only Stuart Binny (6/4) against Bangladesh in 2014 and Anil Kumble (6/12) against West Indies in 1993 have better numbers than Bumrah in the ODIs.
Bumrah’s bowling partner Mohammed Shami (3/31) supported him from the other end as he got rid of England skipper Jos Butter, the only batter who seemed confident playing the Indian bowlers. England were bundled up for 110 in 25.2 overs, their lowest total in ODIs against India in the history of cricket.
India chased down the target in just 18.4 overs with openers Rohit Sharma (76*) and Shikhar Dhawan (31*) forging an unbeaten 114-run stand to take India to a 1-0 lead.
I enjoy every format: Jasprit Bumrah
When Bumrah was asked which format he likes to play, the 28-year-old replied that he enjoys all the formats and respects the opinions when someone calls him fit to play in a particular format.
“I like to stay in the present. Nowadays, there are a lot of opinions and noise that can impact you and create confusion as a player. I try to focus on my evaluation and my preparations. I work on my processes and accept whatever the result is,” Bumrah said in the post-match press conference.
“I don’t think on the lines of I am very good in this particular format or how good I am and so on. I enjoy every format. Obviously, I respect people’s opinion, but I don’t take it seriously, whether it is good or bad. Very grateful for the applause that I get, but I always try to keep a stable head,” he added.
The second ODI between England and India will be held on Thursday (July 14) at Lord’s.
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