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The second match of the IPL 2013 witnessed a blockbuster match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. RCB are batting first in a jampacked Sri Chinnaswamy Stadium, often called a batsman’s paradise for its flat pitch and short outfield. And on the pitch are two of the biggest hitters of the game- Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. Could you ask for a worse setting for a bowler’s debut? Well, the evening was going to get a lot more bad for a 19-year-old debutant Jasprit Bumrah.
Bumrah takes his runup, bowls in his unorthodox sling-arm action with a peculiar release point. Bowls short and wide outside off. The result- slammed over cover for a four. Second delivery slammed wide of cover for another four. Fourth delivery: another loose ball, same result. Boundary over cover. Four balls, three 4s.
Honestly, one would want the over to end as soon as possible. But not Jasprit Bumrah. In the next delivery, he bowls from wide of the crease getting a sharp inward angle.
Kohli fails to read the ball. He is exactly in front of the stumps and the ball hits his pads. The roaring crowd goes silent in a moment.
This was how Jasprit Bumrah ended first over in the IPL. He went on to register the figures of 3/32 in 4 overs, a respectable figure as it “Gayle-stormed” in Bengaluru that evening.
Today, Jasprit Bumrah is amongst the best bowler in the world. He presents a perfect mix of pace, swing, steep bounce, slower deliveries, and lethal yorkers. Let’s dive into Bumrah’s journey from a young kid in the Ahmedabad to an indispensable asset for the Indian team which is as eventful as his first IPL over…
Jasprit Jasbir Singh Bumrah
26 years (as of 2020)
Date of Birth
6 December 1993
Late Jasbir Singh and Dalbir Kaur
23 January 2016
5 January 2018
T 20 Debut
Debut 26 January 2016
Jasprit Bumrah Biography
Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah was born on the 6th of December 1993 in Ahmedabad, Gujrat. Bumrahs was born in a middle-class Sikh Ramgarhia family to Jasbir Singh, an industrialist and Daljit Kaur. Bumrah lost his father at the age of 7, after which his mother single-handedly raised him and his sister.
Jasprit did his schooling at Ahmedabad’s Nirman High School, where his mother was a principal. At the age of 14, young Jasprit decided that he wanted to become a cricketer. Jasprit’s childhood coach Kishore Trivedi, father of Gujarat medium-pacer Siddharth played a key role in his early development.
Kishore was adamant on Jasprit sticking to his action. “There were many who felt that we should change his action but I was reluctant,” Trivedi told Indian Express. ” He is natural and there was no point in making drastic changes. It would’ve led him nowhere.”
Jasprit Bumrah Career
Jasprit Bumrah’s action and his consistency with line and length with decent pace was the talk of the town. Within no time, selectors started to notice him and called him up for the Gujarat U 19 team.
Within the year, Bumrah moved up to the main Gujrat team and made his debut in the West Zone, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Gujrat went on to win the Syed Mushtaq Ali, with a little help from Bumrah’s 3/14 in the finals against Punjab.
In his T20 debut against Maharashtra, Bumrah picked up a late wicket as he finished with respectable figures of 1/20 in 4 overs. Gujrat won the match by 8 wickets. In months, Bumrah was playing for India U23 at the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup at Singapore.
He made his List A debut for India U23 against Pakistan U23. While he did not pick a wicket; Bumrah again showed his control over conceding runs as he finished with 0/36 in 8 overs. India U 23s, featuring Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul among others, went to lift the trophy.
Bumrah showed his ability to tear teams apart with his accurate fast bowling on his first-class debut against Vidarbha. Bumrah picked 4 wickets in the first and 3 wickets in the second innings; decimating Vidarbha’s top order and deservedly won man of the match for his exploits.
His performances with the Gujrat Domestic team has not only paved his way to the IPL, but also the Men in Blue. Bumrah has enjoyed a long domestic career with 276 matches, in which he has picked 483 wickets.
John Wright noticed Bumrah’s raw talent and helped him make it to the squad of Mumbai Indians in 2013. Jasprit made his IPL debut for MI in 2013 and picked up 3 wickets against the RCB including that of Virat Kohli.
Bumrah played just two matches for the MI in IPL 2013. However, he was retained for a massive ₹1.40 crore next season.
Over the next two seasons, Bumrah’s appearances where limited. However, he chipped in with eight wickets in 16 games. Learning from the best is what has helped Bumrah become one of the best today. He has learnt a lot from Lasith Malinga, and now Bumrah has become the main bowler for the team.
Jasprit Bumrah’s debut match:
Today, Bumrah and Malinga together are one of the most feared fast-bowling units T20 cricket has ever seen. Bumrah was a revelation in the IPL 2016 season.
He finished with 15 wickets in 14 matches with an average of 27.06 and economy of 7.80. The next season he was even better.
Bumrah finished the 2017 season with his career-best of 20 wickets in 16 matches as MI lifted their 3rd trophy.
Over the next two seasons, Bumrah continued devastating batting units in the IPL. In IPL 2019, Bumrah picked 19 wickets Mumbai’s run to their 4th title and becoming the most successful IPL franchise.
Japrit’s performances in the domestic circuit caught eyes of the Indian selectors, and he was justly called in the India tour of Australia 2016. However, it was not until the 5th ODI in Sydney that Bumrah got to play. On his debut, Bumrah was the most economical bowler with the figures of 2/40 picking Steve Smith and James Faulkner.
Manish Pandey’s century overshadowed his good bowling performance as India chased down 330 and stopped Australia from a clean sweep. In the next tour against Zimbabwe, Bumrah’s 4-28 helped India restrict the Chevrons to 168 before Rahul’s batting masterclass.
During the 2017 Sri Lanka tour, Bumrah recorded the most wickets (15) taken by any fast bowler in a bilateral ODI series of five or fewer matches. In the same series, he recorded his best-ever innings of 5/27 at Pallekele.
In the home series against New Zealand, Bumrah picked 6 wickets in 3 matches; by doing so, he crossed the 50-wicket mark in 28 games in ODIs and became the second-fast Indian to achieve the record.
No Ball vs Pakistan
In the Champions Trophy 2017 final against Pakistan, he got the prized wicket of Fakhar Zaman, but unfortunately, it was a no-ball! Zaman went on to score a century and India lost the final. Bumrah was vastly criticised and trolled for the same.
A few days later, hoarding of the Jaipur Traffic Police was spotted in Jaipur, saying: “Don’t cross the line. You know it can be costly.” Replying back to them, Bumrah tweeted, “Well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country.
2018 and Rise to Prominence
In 2018, Bumrah pushed himself into India’s fast bowling line-ups along with Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bumrah played a vital role in India’s Asia Cup triumph in Dubai, as he picked 8 wickets in 4 matches. He took a 3-wicket haul against Bangladesh and finished as India’s 2nd highest wicket-taker.
Bumrah broke multiple records when he finished with 4/35 in Pune against West Indies in October that year. Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling performance was also the third-best by an Indian seamer against the Caribbean outfit.
He became the 2nd highest wicket-taking pacer since 2017, after Pakistan’s Hasan Ali. Further, Bumrah became the only seamer to pick 50 ODI wickets in Asia since 2016. He was named in CricBuzz’s and ESPN CricInfo’s ODI XI of the year 2018.
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
Bumrah spearheaded the Indian bowling attack alongside Shami and Bhuvneshwar going into England and Wales for the big stage. On his WC debut against South Africa, Bumrah picked openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock in the first six overs itself and restrict the Proteas to 227.
The next match, Bumrah removed set batsman Khawaja and help India regain control as Australia’s run-chase collapsed. He followed it up with wickets of Nathan Counter-Nile and Pat Cummings to finish with 3/61. Bumrah then picked the Man of the Match award for his impressive bowling display of 2/39 against Afghanistan.
Bumrah finished with 2/9 and 1/44 as India ran over West Indies before getting a reality check against England. He returned with an impressive 4/55 against Bangladesh and picked the vital wicket of set batter Sabbir Rahman. India won by 28 runs.
Bumrah the picked 3 wickets against Sri Lanka, including Angelo Mathews who was playing at 113. In the semi-finals against New Zealand, Bumrah showed great control and finished his bowling innings with 1/39. However, the top order faltered as India crashed out in the second-consecutive world cup semi-finals.
Bumrah finished his first-ever World Cup with an impressive 18 wickets in 9 matches. He was India’s highest wicket-taker in the campaign. Bumrah went on to make it to the ICC and ESPN CricInfo’s ‘Team of the Tournament’.
Bumrah made his T20I debut on 26 January 2016 against Australia. Bowling to restrict Australia from reaching India’s 183, Bumrah impressed by taking wickets of explosive players David Warner and James Faulkner. In the next two T20I’s he picked three more wickets as he became a vital cog of the men in Blue in a World T20 championship year.
Bumrah finished as India’s second-highest wicket-taker in the 2016 Asia Cup. He picked six wickets in 5 matches and solidified his spot for the T20 Championships. However, he had an average outing in the tournament, picking just four wickets in 5 games. His average and economy did not fare much better at 38.25 and 7.65.
Bumrah was selected in the tours to Zimbabwe and West Indies, picking nine wickets. He finished 2016 on a high as he became the bowler to claim most wickets (28) in T20I in a calendar year.
The following year, Bumrah established himself as India’s top seam bowlers in limited over cricket and finished 2017 as the top T20 bowler in accordance to ICC T20 ratings. Since then, there has been no looking back for Bumrah. The Ahmedabad-born seamer will be vital in India’s run to retain the ICC 2020 World T20 Championships, Australia.
Burmah’s control over line and length at a consistent pace in limited over format paved his way into India’s test circuit. Bumrah was named in the tour of South Africa in November 2017.
After much wait, Bumrah finally received his first test cap against the Proteas at Newlands in Cape Town on 5 January 2018. Bumrah’s maiden test wicket was another wonder batsman of the game- AB de Villiers. He had a fantastic 2018 and early 2019 abroad.
Despite India faltering badly in the tour of England, Bumrah picked wickets consistently. He finished the tour with 14 wickets in 3 matches. Bumrah’s picked nine wickets in the Boxing day test at Melbourne, where he was awarded the Man of the Match and was crucial in India’s historic victory down under.
Post World Cup in August 2019, Bumrah picked up his fourth five-wicket test haul against the West Indies. In the second match, picked Darren Bravo, Shamarah Brooks and Roston Chase in three consecutive balls. In doing so, he became the only third Indian to take a Test hat-trick.
Jasprit Bumrah Stats
Jasprit Bumrah Records
- Bumrah has picked 104 ODI wickets in the 58 matches.
- 2nd fastest Indian to scalp 100 ODI wickets. He is just an inning slower than Shami.
- Bumrah has claimed five 4-wicket-hauls in his career.
- He has 62 wickets in 12 test Matches
- Bumrah is the only third Indian to take a Test hat-trick.
- He is the 1st Asian bowler to scalp 5 wickets in a single test inning in England, South Africa, and Australia in the same calendar year.
- Jasprit Bumrah surpassed Dileep Doshi (a 40-year-old record) to register most wickets for India in his debut year in international Test cricket career with 48 wickets.
Jasprit Bumrah Workout Routine
To be in Captain Kohli’s army of superstars, one does not need only skill, but also fitness. To stick in the modern Indian team, fitness plays an important role that hitting sixes or picking wickets does.
And Jasprit Bumrah has been a part among of Virat Kohli and co for almost four years now. Bumrah has an established fitness routine which has undoubtedly helped him perform at his best.
Bumrah’s fitness routine has been fixed by his trainers depending on what he needs to improve on either speed, strength or endurance. Bumrah usually bowls for three to four days in a week in the mornings. In the evening, Bumrah attends gym session, followed by pool recovery.
Jasprit Bumrah Net worth
India’s Yorker King Jasprit Bumrah’s net worth is estimated to be over ₹53.67 Crore. Most of Bumrah’s earnings come from the BCCI for playing in the Indian Cricket team. He has been in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s Grade A+ (₹7 Crore) list since 2017.
His other earnings come from the Mumbai Indians. Bumrah was purchased by the Mumbai Indians in 2014 for ₹1.2 crores in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Bumrah’s value increased to ₹ 7 crores in 2018. MI retained Bumrah for a price of ₹7 crores in the 2019 and 2020 IPL.
Bumrah earns a various chunk of money from sponsorship with brands like Estrolo, Cultsport, Seagram’s Royal Stag, boAt, Dream11, Asics and Zaggle.
- Bumrah lost his father at the tender age of 7. He and his sister were single-handedly brought up by his mother.
- Jasprit wanted to settle with his family in Canada. He was 14 when he decided that he wanted to become a cricketer.
- Bumrah’s first IPL wicket was Virat Kohli, first test wicket was AB de Villers, first ODI Wicket was Steve Smith and first T20I wicket was David Warner.
- Jasprit Bumrah credits his Mumbai Indians teammate Lasith Malinga for his deadly yorkers.
- Jasprit has picked five wickets on a no-ball delivery in his international career.
- Bumrah’s favourite actor is Bollywood legend, Amitabh Bachchan.
- Gujrati dish dhokla is his favourite food.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni termed him as the “find of the tour” against Australia.
- John Wright scouted Bumrah into the MI squad in 2013.