The premier Mumbai Indians (MI) fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah was seen working on his yorker game going ahead of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Bumrah’s IPL franchise posted a video on social media where the fast bowler is seen nailing his yorkers by hitting a marker placed at the ‘block-hole length consistently.
Captioning the video on Twitter, MI wrote, “BOOM…ED!” Jasprit Bumrah is set to return to action in the IPL after having missed the white-ball leg of England’s 2021 tour to India and the final Test of the four-match series. He recently got hitched with teh TV presenter Sanjana Ganesan.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 4, 2021
Bumrah has been playing a crucial role for MI over the past eight years and has been part of their IPL winning teams in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. The right-arm fast bowler has 109 wickets from 92 matches maintained a phenomenal economy rate of 7.41 runs per over.
He was one of MI’s standout performers in a title-clinching 2020 season in which he managed to scalp as many as 27 wickets from 15 games and an economy rate of 6.73 runs per over. MI will begin their title defense with the tournament opener on April 9 in Chennai against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
RCB suffered a huge blow ahead of the tournament as their highest scorer from IPL 2020, Devdutt Padikkal, was quarantined at his home in Bengaluru after having tested positive for Covid-19 on March 22. The young opener is the second player to have tested positive for the virus after Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel.
Despite the rising number of Covid-19 cases across India and especially in the state of Maharashtra, IPL matches in Mumbai are expected to go ahead as planned, said the secretary of Mumbai Cricket Association Sanjay Naik on Sunday.