India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah claimed there was some seam movement and that he simply attempted to take advantage of it after collecting the figures of 6 for 19.
In the first ODI encounter, which India won by 10 wickets at the Oval on Tuesday, Bumrah and Mohammed Shami shook up England’s top-order and bowled out the hosts for a subpar total of 110 in just 25.2 overs.
I Always Look To Follow The Same Routine: Jasprit Bumrah
“See I don’t look at end results and judge my bowling. There have been instances where I’ve bowled so much better than this and have not gotten wickets, but I always look to follow the same routine,” Bumrah said in the press conference.
“Today was a day where the white ball swung and there was some seam movement, so I wanted to exploit that.
When we started the innings, we saw there’s some seam and swing so we both of us had a conversation, Rohit and I, that we should go a little fuller and try and bowl the Test match length, so yeah it was a good day, we got wickets and there was some help in the beginning, and the wicket was also on the softer side.”
I Will Try To Keep A Balanced Head: Jasprit Bumrah
The six wickets taken by Bumrah rank third among Indians in ODIs. Prior to him, Anil Kumble had returned with 6 for 12 against the West Indies in 1993, while Stuart Binny had taken 6 for 4 against Bangladesh in 2014.
Bumrah asserted that despite his prowess with the ball, he will have a level head. “When things go well you can point out a lot of things that yes this went well, but I try to keep a balanced mind, not to go too far ahead. Yes, it was a good day, but we have to start again in the next game from zero.
“So I look to do that, keep a balanced head and try and remember the things that have worked for me before as well.
So in the previous tours as well when I have come here, what has worked, what has not worked for me, keep that in mind, keep those mental notes whenever you start fresh, so yeah all of these things I try to keep in mind and try to keep a balanced head.”
A 1-0 up At Lord’s on July 14, India will play England in the second one-day international.