The head coach of the Mumbai Indians franchise, Mahela Jayawardene has heaped praise on Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and lauded him for his skills. Mahela Jayawardene said that Jasprit Bumrah is generally a quiet character and is very calm off the field but he can be a different beast altogether when he is on the field.
Jayawardene was appointed as the coach of the Mumbai Indians team replacing Ricky Ponting for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League in 2017. Mumbai Indians won the 2017 Indian Premier League on 21 May 2017 beating Rising Pune Supergiant in the final of the tournament.
Now, Mahela Jayawardene has revealed how many different characters there are in the Mumbai Indians dressing room and how he deals with them.
Mahela Jayawardene Heaps Praise On Jasprit Bumrah
“All these guys have different characteristics. You need to allow them to express themselves. You need to create an environment where these characters come together and perform. It’s more management. You need to be a manager for these players,” Mahela Jayawardene said.
“Bums (Jasprit Bumrah) is quiet but when he goes out in the middle there is a different beast. Hardik (Pandya) can be a bit loud off the field and he can be loud on the field. I enjoy that. That dressing room, we got some amazing guys. So talented. It’s been a pleasure managing those guys and being part of the franchise,” Jayawardene added.
Jasprit Bumrah Has Been A Blessing In Disguise For India
Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as not only the best Indian pacer but as the world’s best fast bowler in recent times. It is due to his presence that the standard of fast bowling has taken a considerable rise in the last three to four years. The competition has increased a lot, and it is only for the good of Indian cricket.
He is the first Asian bowler to take five wickets in a Test inning in South Africa, England and Australia during the same calendar year. He is also tḥe third-highest wicket-taker in test matches in a debut year with 48 wickets in 8 games, and the future only seems bright for the young Indian prodigy.