WATCH: Jasprit Bumrah Recalls His Childhood Struggle Days
By Shruti - Oct 10, 2019 6:43 pm
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Recalling his tough childhood years, India speedster Jasprit Bumrah on Wednesday revealed that he had a time when he could only afford one pair of shoes and T-shirt. Much before he became renowned cricketer of India, Bumrah had to go through a hard time after he lost his father at a very early age. The 25-year-old pace-spearhead is currently not playing due to a stress fracture on his lower back, and his mother Daljit Bumrah reminisced those days of struggle in a video tweeted by the official account of Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.

Jasprit Bumrah

“When he was five-year-old, I lost my husband,” recalled Daljit Bumrah.

The India cricketer then added, “After that we couldn’t afford anything. I had one pair of shoes. I used to have one pair of T-shirt. I used to wash them every day and use it again and again. So, as a child you know you hear stories that sometimes these things happen that some people come and watch you and you get picked up like this. But it actually happened,” he said.

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Bumrah burst into the cricketing circuit at the Indian Premier League in 2013 and it took only six years for him to become world’s number one ranked ODI bowler.

“The first time when I saw him on that IPL match on TV, I couldn’t stop crying. He has seen me struggle financially and physically also,” Daljit Bumrah recalled. While the pacer, who is currently in London for his injury treatment, said: “All these tough times make you strong because you’ve seen tougher days before.”