IPL 2021: Shane Bond gives big compliment to Jasprit Bumrah, “he is the best death bowler in the world”

IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians (MI): Coach Shane Bond gives big compliment to Jasprit Bumrah,
IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians (MI): Coach Shane Bond gives big compliment to Jasprit Bumrah, "he is the best death bowler in the world". (Screengrab)

IPL 2021: India has for ages been known to produce some of the finest batters in the world. From Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid to Virat Kohli; India has been gifting the world with new batting talents in every era. But the chain was broken with the emergence of Jasprit Bumrah. Known as “Jassi” by teammates and “Boom-Boom” by his fans, Bumrah has been one of the pillars which has helped India become the world’s No.1 Test team. His skills with the new ball and in death overs has been unmatchable. Something, even legendary bowler Shane bond reckons with.

The Mumbai Indians bowling coach met Bumrah in 2015, and has helped him become the player he is. He believes the Indian pacer is the world’s best death bowler and will be remembered for this in future. “Jasprit Bumrah is the world’s best death bowler. And I think he will be remembered for that,” he said during an interview with Mumbai Indians TV.

However, the admiration is not just one-sided. Bumrah has been in awe with Bond since his childhood. During the conversation he said he was always fascinated with how the former New Zealand fast bowler use to bowl. “As a child, I’d seen Bond bowl and was always very fascinated with how he used to bowl,” Bumrah said.

IPL 2021: Jasprita Bumrah IPL stats:

Bowling

Mat

WKTS

Econ

SR

Career

99

115

7.39

19.60

2021

7

6

7.11

27.00

2020

15

27

6.73

13.33

2019

16

19

6.63

19.47

2018

14

17

6.88

19.05

2017

16

20

7.39

17.80

2016

14

15

7.80

20.80

2015

4

3

12.26

30.00

2014

11

5

7.58

47.60

2013

2

3

10.00

14.00

He added that Bond has been very instrumental in helping him learn new things and try different strategies during the match. Even when not playing IPL and on national duty, Bumrah keeps in touch with his MI bowling coach.

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When I met him over here, it was a good experience. He helped me a lot to open my mind to different things I could try on the cricket field even when I am not here (with Mumbai) and with the Indian team.

It been a good journey. And hopefully I keep learning something new and try to add new things to my bowling,” Bumrah added.