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2017 ICC Champions Trophy: I Am Fully Fit And There Are No Niggles, Says Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah Test cricket
Bumrah Test cricket

Young fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who is currently participating in the eight edition of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, has revealed he’s fit and there are no issues with his body, but the team management has advised him to the much-needed take rest, in order to manage the workload.

“I am totally fine, they (management) have told me to take rest. I am fully fit and there are no niggles,” Bumrah was quoted by PTI.

It’s pertinent to note, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) national selection committee on Thursday, has announced the 15-men squad for Windies limited-over tour in which Gujarat-born bowler was omitted alongside Rohit Sharma.

The 23-year-old Bumrah is known for his perfect execution of death bowling which becomes doubly powerful with his stock ball as a Yorker.

While talking about his omission, Bumrah stated he’s optimistic about his performance and he has stayed focussed would the situation and teams have demanded from him in the recent past.

“I am not disappointed. I have been doing things that I have been told to do,” Bumrah maintained.


Bumrah revealed the ball reversed a bit which according to him was a good sight when he was bowling in the death overs including second semi-final against Mashrafe Bin Mortaza-led Bangladesh at Edgbaston in Birmingham on June 15 (Thursday), adding he always wants to give his best with the ball – to make it count for the team.

“Well, it was a good day. The ball in the end was reverse swinging so that also helped. It always feels good when rhythm is going well. So whenever you are able to contribute to the team’s success, it’s good,” Bumrah remarked.

Coming to the highly-anticipated clash, Bumrah stated he was not taken by any surprise after seeing Pakistan making to their first-ever Final of ICC Champions Trophy, adding one has to give respect to the opposition, as he further feels any team can’t be taken lightly particularly in the crunch game.

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Jasprit Bumrah of India
during the ICC Champions Trophy match Group B between India and Sri Lanka at The Oval in London on June 08, 2017 (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“You can’t be complacent that now we are in finals. There are no easy games and you have to give them respect,” Bumrah reiterated.

While revealing about the dot balls, Bumrah stated he has put all his efforts in training to become more effective with the ball, as he feels it creates pressure for the opposition and helps his bowling partners to claim wickets.

“Dot balls help build pressure so even if you are not getting wickets, somebody from the other end is getting wickets and the job is done,” Bumrah stated.

Moreover, talking about the length and breadth of the death bowling while reiterating it’s not an easy job to do, but he keeps on practising to improve with every game as a death specialist.

“It is not an easy delivery to bowl. You have to work hard. The more you practice, the better you get at it,” Bumrah asserted.

Virat Kohli-led side is scheduled to play five One-day Internationals and one-off Twenty20 in the Caribbean which will be beginning from June 23 at the Queen’s Park.

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Expressing satisfaction over his performance and yearning to do better, the slinger Bumrah has so far claimed four wickets after going wicketless against Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively.

The right-arm fast bowler Bumrah, who made his international debut in 2016, has bagged 26 wickets in 15 One-day Internationals at the average of 23.80, whereas he has bagged 33 wickets in Twenty20 Internationals at the impressive average of 17.78.

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Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. Twitter, Instagram: TahirIbnManzoor