Jasprit Bumrah clarified his overall approach to dealing with setbacks while the nation struggles to comprehend the possibility that its top pacer will not be in Australia for the World Cup.
In the current era of cricket, Bumrah is unquestionably the face of fast bowling. He possesses the speed, agility, and physique to ratchet it up.
Unnecessary aggressiveness or excessive celebration, however, are two characteristics that are not always associated with Bumrah. He is one of the few pace bowlers in the world who, for a fast bowler, is incredibly composed. You will not see him get carried away too often. Bumrah does not slur his opponents because he understands that the ball should do all of the talking.
Shockingly, it was not always that. The memory of a young Bumrah throwing out AB de Villiers during an IPL game and giving him a send-off is long gone, but there was once a time when BOOM would succumb to his feelings.
“I could get angry quickly”: Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah has cleverly evolved and is aware of what he needs to accomplish after playing top-level cricket for almost seven years and sharing a dressing room with some of Indian cricket’s behemoths.
“No, I was not always this way. In reality, it was the other way around when I first started playing cricket. I was a little too pushy, always on the move, always on the brink… I could easily become angry. But then I discovered that if I do not keep my feelings in check, there will be a lot of variation in my outcomes “Bumrah told veteran Sports Journalist Jamie Alter in an interview with GQ India.
“I immediately realized that if this was the game in which I always wanted to thrive, I needed to learn how to regulate my emotions. Stability is quite beneficial. I learned that on the job; clearly, you learn from mistakes and experiences. I choose to examine these events and then ask myself how I could make the best of them.”
Bumrah’s likely absence from the T20 World Cup comes as a significant blow just three weeks before the tournament’s commencement.