IPL Records: 4 Best spells by Jasprit Bumrah in IPL
The motto that is being sculpted in the Indian Premier League trophy is "Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi", which means "Where talent meets opportunity”. True to its motto, the league has provided a great platform for players to showcase their talent. Franchises go all out to find the next breakout star of Indian cricket by appointing talent scouting teams.
Former India coach John Wright was appointed as the coach of Mumbai Indians in 2013 and well before the auctions, he was traveling the country scouting for some raw talent. He found a bowler with an unusual action creating raw pace in a short run up bowling some accurate Yorkers.
In fact, he spoke highly of this talent in an interview to Bangalore Mirror before auctions. They signed him in the auctions and his name is Jasprit Bumrah. He showed his composure in his debut match as he dismissed Virat Kohli after conceding three boundaries in the same over.
The Gujarat lad has grown leaps and bounds as he now leads the Indian pace battery. So let us have a look at his top four spells in the Indian Premier League that helped him grow.
#4 Super Over seals it for Mumbai Indians Vs Gujarat Lions - 2017
This match is a classic case of the talent that Bumrah has as he won the match despite having an ordinary day. In the 35th match of the season, Gujarat batted first, scoring 154 on a slow wicket.
Krunal Pandya (3/14) used the slowness well and Lasith Malinga (2/33) with his usual Yorkers & off-cutters made life difficult for the batsman. Burmah picked up the key wicket of Suresh Raina in the powerplay and came back at the death to dismiss James Faulkner. Bumrah wasn't accurate in his spell as he bowled two no balls.
A run-out in the last ball took the match to the super over. Despite an off-day Bumrah was chosen to bowl the super over ahead of ever-dependable Lasith Malinga. Defending 12 runs, he conceded just six runs as he deceived Aaron Finch & Brendon McCullum with his slow & fast yorkers.
It was a test of his temperament in the death overs, as he came back after bowling a wide and a no-ball in the first two balls of the super over to take his team to victory.