Jasprit Bumrah makes sneaky side remark on IPL ‘baggage’ after India’s win over Pakistan

Jasprit Bumrah makes sneaky side remark on IPL ‘baggage’ after India’s win over Pakistan

Bumrah also pinpointed his third over, where he dismissed Pakistan's key batsman Mohammad Rizwan, as a turning point in the game.

Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian pace spearhead, was instrumental in his team’s thrilling six-run victory over Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Following the match, Bumrah spoke about his love for good bowling contests, his approach to the game, and the passionate crowd support.

Balanced game over IPL run fests: Jasprit Bumrah

Following his fiery spell, Jasprit Bumrah spoke at the press conference, acknowledging the appreciation for the bowlers’ performance. He highlighted the contrast between this match and the recent cricket trend boosted by Indian Premier League (IPL), where batters were scoring plethora of runs.

In a refreshing take, Jasprit Bumrah revealed his preference for well-balanced matches with a bowling challenge. “We are happy we didn’t bring the baggage (of the IPL being batter friendly),” he said. “When there’s a good battle between bat and ball, it’s more interesting to watch. When it’s just batsmen scoring freely, I switch off the TV. I’ve been a bowling fan since childhood.”

Avoiding “Magic Ball” Trap in India vs Pakistan

Speaking about his bowling strategy, Jasprit Bumrah emphasized the importance of control and applying pressure. “We didn’t try to bowl a magical delivery,” he explained. “The key was to be accurate and use the big boundaries to our advantage.”

He highlighted the importance of not getting desperate for wickets, but rather building pressure and creating opportunities consistently.

Comeback after injuries for Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah also opened up about his struggles with injuries last year. He revealed his approach of focusing on controllable aspects and ignoring “outside noise.” “I try to stay in the present and focus on what I can do. If I get caught up in the pressure and emotions, things don’t work for me,” he said.

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Home Away From Home in T20 World Cup

The enthusiastic Indian and Asian crowd at the stadium wasn’t lost on Bumrah. “The support makes it feel like we’re not playing away from home,” he said. “The energy from the fans is a big part of our setup, and we’re happy we could give them a win.”

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Turning Point in India vs Pakistan

While India wasn’t entirely satisfied with their batting total, they recognized the challenging pitch. Jasprit Bumrah pinpointed his third over, where he dismissed Pakistan’s key batsman Mohammad Rizwan, as a turning point in the game.

With this victory, India sits atop Group A, while Pakistan’s qualification chances appear slim after two losses.


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