Ace Team India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has made a name for himself emulating some of the legendary bowlers of all time at the nets. In a recent video, the fast bowler was seen copying the action of the former India skipper Anil Kumble and timing it to perfection.
Meanwhile, the Indian cricketers have assembled at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai for the forthcoming Test series against England starting from February 5. After a couple of days break since landing from Australia after the historic victory Down Under, the cricketers hit the ground from January 30 (Saturday).
Jasprit Bumrah emulates Anil Kumble
During the net session, Jasprit Bumrah was seen emulating Anil Kumble in a video shared by BCCI on their official Twitter handle. Kumble – India’s leading wicket-taker in Tests and ODIs, was also the head coach from 2016-2017 when Bumrah was rising up the ranks at the highest level.
“We have all seen @Jaspritbumrah93‘s fiery yorkers and sharp bouncers. Here’s presenting a never-seen-before version of the fast bowler. Boom tries to emulate the legendary @anilkumble1074‘s bowling action and pretty much nails it!” BCCI wrote on Twitter while sharing the video.
Watch the video here:
We have all seen @Jaspritbumrah93's fiery yorkers and sharp bouncers. Here’s presenting a never-seen-before version of the fast bowler.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 30, 2021
Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah will make a comeback to the playing XI after missing the last Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Gabba due to a hamstring pull. However, the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and T Natarajan lived up to the void as India scripted history beating Australia by 3 wickets to retain the trophy after their win in 2018-19.
The fast bowler from Gujarat is likely to return during the England series which gets underway from February 5 in Chennai. He will pair up with veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma as India look to continue their dominance in the ICC World Test Championship.