Despite the fact that Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is capable of dismissing any bowler in the world still, he evaded a question on his favorite actress when India opener Rohit Sharma interviewed him.
After India’s well-fought victory over Sri Lanka in the third ODI of the 5-match series in Pallekele on Sunday, Rohit interviewed Bumrah for BCCI.tv. When asked about his favorite actress, Bumrah immediately turned shy as he said: “I don’t think this question is relevant to the match.”
Coming back to his magnificent performance in the Island Nation, Bumrah said, “It is always good to have a break because in Indian cricket you don’t often get a break because you are continuously playing throughout the year. It was good to spend some time with the family and to get the strength level back up. So, when you come back, you feel fresh and the hunger is back. It is good to be back.”
Talking about the difference in the pitch conditions at Kandy in the 2nd and the 3rd ODI, Bumrah revealed, “In the last match the wicket was a bit slow, so the ball was gripping at that time. Over here, when we started to bowl there was a little bit of seam movement with the new ball so we were trying to extract that and use it to our advantage. Trying to bowl a good line and length and mix it with the odd variation. We were trying to do that and just hit the good areas.”
When it comes to having variations as a bowler, Bumrah is one of the bests in the lot. When asked about how he manages his variations, Bumrah replied, “You don’t think about it (the variations) because on a particular day you don’t use everything you have. You stick to one or two things because if you experiment too much things won’t go your way. There is always pressure when you play for India but you don’t think about the pressure and look to enjoy the responsibility which is given to you.”
Jasprit also showered praises for India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun, he said: “He has been very helpful. I have been in U-19 and NCA camps with him so he knows my bowling from the U-19 days. He understands my bowling so it is always easier to interact and talk to him because he knows how the body works and what kind of deliveries you can bowl. It is always good to discuss with him and chat to him.”
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