Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been at his absolute best for his franchise in this year’s IPL so far. He might have picked just five wickets, but his death bowling and economical spells has been the biggest benefits for his side. Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets and Bumrah bowled a spell of just 15 runs in 4 overs against RR and bagged the wicket of Shivam Dube. Analysing Bumrah’s performance, Pathan called him a ‘breakthrough app’.
Irfan Pathan who is commentating in the IPL for Star Sports said that Jasprit Bumrah is a breakthrough app. Thanks to Bumrah’s spell, MI restricted Rajasthan to 171 in the first innings and then successfully chased down the target in 18.3 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah Is Like A Breakthrough App: Irfan Pathan
“He (Jasprit Bumrah) is like a breakthrough app. Whenever you want a wicket, you open the app, if you don’t get wickets, he won’t go for any runs. That’s what you saw today, he has been doing that since his first IPL for the Mumbai Indians,” Pathan told Star Sports.
Meanwhile, Brett Lee also praised the Mumbai Indians pacer saying that not many bowlers can do something that Bumrah does consistently well.
“He has all the class and firepower in his armoury. He has got a different action that makes it difficult for the batsmen. And the control over the length and lines is brilliant. The length around the yorker area is a very high percentage. Not many bowlers can pull that off what Bumrah does,” Lee said on Star Sports.
Mumbai beat Rajasthan Royals after losing two back to back games against Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals. They are placed fourth on the points table and take on Chennai Super Kings on May 1.
After beating the Royals, MI skipper Rohit Sharma lauded his team for putting out a clinical performance and coming out positively after the losses in Chennai.
“We needed that win badly after a couple of losses. We did everything right today, right from ball one, and very clinical towards the end as well. Individuals took the responsibilities that were given to them, it was a collective effort,” Rohit said at the presentation ceremony.