5 amazing facts about Jasprit Bumrah's career
Jasprit Bumrah has quickly become one of the best fast bowlers on the planet with his unique action and consistent bowling performances. His bowling performances have played an instrumental role in India's recent overseas success. The Ahmedabad-born pacer is Virat Kohli's go-to bowler, irrespective of the format.
Bumrah has been phenomenal with the ball in all the three formats of the game and the Indian fans need to thank New Zealander John Wright for spotting this talent way back in 2013.
John Wright was the coach of Mumbai Indians back then and he forced the Mumbai Indians team management to go for this youngster in the auction. Bumrah impressed one and all with his performances and the rest, as they say, is history.
The story of Jasprit Bumrah has been unbelievable and here are the 5 amazing facts of his career.
#5 Jasprit Bumrah has picked five wickets on a no-ball in International cricket thus far
Well, it's one thing that Jasprit Bumrah has the ability to pick wickets at regular intervals, it is another thing that he often takes wickets on no-balls. In his three-year international career thus far, Bumrah has picked up five wickets on no-balls and on two occasions, the no-ball cost India very dearly.
The first occasion was the 2017 Champions Trophy, where he was successful in dismissed Fakhar Zaman early in the innings but that delivery was ruled as a no-ball and Fakhar Zaman went on to score a century in the CT 2017 final, which was ultimately won by Pakistan.
Another big occasion where Bumrah picked up a wicket off a no-ball came in late 2017 when India played Sri Lanka at Dharamsala. The home side were bowled out for a very low score and needed early wickets to stay in the game.
Bumrah dismissed Gunathilaka and kept India's hopes alive. Soon, Upul Tharanga too nicked a Jasprit Bumrah delivery to Dinesh Karthik at gully but Bumrah had overstepped that time and so Tharanga stayed. Sri Lanka won that match comfortably in the end as Upul starred with 49 runs in the chase.