Despite India crashing out of the World Cup 2019, Jasprit Bumrah is the most trending fast bowler at the moment. He was the highest wicket-taker for Men in Blue and was lauded for shouldering the responsibility of India’s pace attack. He gave his best to make sure the fellow pacers would pick up wickets. For instance, against Afghanistan, the way Bumrah mounted pressure on the Afghan batsman but they gave away wickets to Mohammad Shami bowling from the other end.
With the help of Bumrah’s attacking bowling, India to an extent were successful in restricting the opponents in the first powerplays. With the new balls, at the start of every inning, Bumrah Wreaked havoc and piled mountains against the rivals and plugged daggers with his unbelievable yorkers. After the World Cup campaign, Bumrah turned out to be arguably one of the best death bowlers. With the old balls also, Bumrah made his statement every time stepped in for bowling in the death overs.
The right-arm pacer became one of the best with his unconventional action and before the inception of the World Cup, there was news going rounds that there was science behind his bowling action. he has become an inspirational figure to the young crop of the country. There has been a lot of the youngsters, who want to be bowlers in the future, started imitating his action. A few have been succeeded while others action went horribly wrong.
The 25-year-old was not only popular with his action among the youngsters but had also made someplace in the hearts of middle-aged cricket followers and even oldies. World Cup is a platform where the whole country gets glued to the Television sets to cheer the country.
In the same process, an oldie from Chennai, with full swagger tried imitating Bumrah. The old India fan, wearing an amber colour saree with a small-sized football in her hands takes the small run-up from one part of her living room and ends the run up on the other part of the room. She tried her best to emulate Bumrah and was applauded for this rare attempt and the passion she has on social media. The video is captioned: “Just like the rest of us, the mothership was so impressed with Bumrah’s performance in the world cup, that she decided to mimic his run-up.”
Here is the video:
Just like the rest of us, the mothership was so impressed with Bumrah's performance in the world cup, that she decided to mimic his run-up. 😂😂😍 pic.twitter.com/bJYGUqzJvd
— Shanta Sakkubai (@himsini) July 13, 2019
He picked 18 wickets at an economy of 4.41 and average of 20.61. His best bowling figures were 4/55 and he probably was the only bowler in the Men in Blue campaign who troubled the rival batters utmost. The next best Indian bowler was Mohammad Shami with 14 wickets which came in only 4 matches. His jubilant wicket-taking run included a hat-trick, which came against Afghanistan. Had there been some support from India tweakers, things might have panned out a bit differently.
Jasprit Bumrah stands top on the ICC ODI rankings and has made a lasting impression in his maiden year with the red ball cricket. His exploits helped India stand toe-to-toe against the teams like South Africa, England and Australia in their own backyard. He has assisted Virat Kohli and Co. in winning their first Test series Down Under.
India’s next assignment will be against West Indies scheduled for next month. India will play their first series under the newly launch ICC Test Championship. The team will also engage in three ODIs and three T20Is, a part of which will be played in Florida, USA.
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