Bumrah expresses gratitude towards Sachin Tendulkar’s praise
By Shruti - May 14, 2019 7:45 pm
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Jasprit Bumrah has been in a great form for the last couple of years. He has performed pretty well in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) for Mumbai Indians. His performance impressed ‘God of Cricket’ – Sachin Tendulkar; who referred Bumrah as the ‘world’s best bowler in the world’ at present. After this praise, Bumrah was surprised and he was left ‘speechless’. However, he expressed his gratitude towards the legend. While replying, Bumrah said, “I am speechless thank you Sachin sir.”

In the IPL final against Chennai Super Kings, Bumrah bowled an outstanding spell and finished it with 2 for 14 in 4 overs. He conceded mere 4 runs in the 17th over and somehow tried to restrict Chennai in their run-chase. In the final over, Lasith Malinga kept his nerve, conceding 7 runs and took his side got past the line.

“Let me go on record and say that he (Jasprit Bumrah) is the best bowler in the world at this stage and the best is yet to come hopefully,” Tendulkar said in an interview with Yuvraj Singh for IPL after the final game.

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Bumrah ended with 19 wickets from 16 matches in this season for Mumbai in IPL with an economy of 6.63. While talking at the post-match conference, Bumrah said he took one ball at a time.

“In the finals, we know that it can get close and winning the title with MI is a special feeling. Today, surprisingly, I was very calm, I wasn’t panicking at all and very happy to contribute to the team’s success,” Mumbai pacer said. “I only take one ball and one day at a time and if you think like that you don’t feel pressure at all.”