Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah made his international debut in 2016 and it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni who gave Bumrah a chance to represent the Men in Blue on the biggest stage of them all. Dhoni has always been known for giving chances to the youngsters and is praised by everyone to make champions out of amateurs. Bumrah was one of them and now he is considered to be one of the best in the world.
The Indian seamer is currently at number two position in the ICC ODI Rankings and will be a trump card for Team India in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, starting in Australia later this year. Bumrah has always said how Dhoni has helped him in his game and he is always grateful for the chances he has provided him. But now he has revealed that one piece of advice that he received at the starting of his career.
While making an appearance on a chat show, the right-arm fast bowler stated that no one came up to him to say anything when he joined the team but it was only the former Indian skipper who came up to him and told him to enjoy the game.
“Nobody came up to me, nobody said anything, but MS came up and said just be yourself and enjoy,” Jasprit Bumrah noted while talking about Dhoni.
The Indian seamer has been one of the best death bowlers in the world in recent times. With the help of his accurate line and superb Yorkers, Bumrah has managed to instill fears in the minds of the batsmen. Even if he is unable to take wickets, he never gives away many runs and always turns around match whenever the skipper hands him the ball.
In 64 ODI games, Bumrah has taken 104 wickets at an economy rate of 4.56.
However, he has been struggling a lot since he has staged a comeback into the team after enduring a stress fracture. The bowlers has played a total of six ODIs this year and managed to pick up just one wicket at an average of 287. He could not pick up a single wicket in the recently held ODI series against New Zealand.
This was the first time that Bumrah has gone wicketless in a three-match bilateral series since the start of his career.
He would be looking forward to getting his mojo back in the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch.