Jasprit Bumrah first bowled an unplayable yorker to rattle the stumps of Delhi Capitals (DC) opener Shikhar Dhawan and then dismissed captain Shreyas Iyer cheaply to leave very little chance for the Delhi Capitals to chase down the huge 201-run target set by Mumbai Indians (MI) during the Qualifier 1 on Thursday.
The Mumbai Indians fast bowler did not stop there and returned to clean up all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and dismissed Daniel Sams to finish with career-best T20 figures of 4/14 and lead MI to their sixth IPL final with an easy 57-run victory over Delhi.
Jasprit Bumrah Want To Execute Whatever Role He Is Provided With
Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond said the MI pace spearhead is the best T20 fast bowler in the world.
“Jasprit, it’s a privilege to watch the best T20 fast bowler in the world go about his work,” Bond said in a video posted by Mumbai Indians on Twitter.
Jasprit Bumrah, who also snatched the Purple Cap by edging ahead of Delhi pacer Kagiso Rabada, conceded just 14 runs from his four overs and picked four wickets.
Jasprit Bumrah currently has 27 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 13.92 and an economy rate of 6.71 as he goes ahead of Delhi’s Kagiso Rabada who has 25 wickets from 15 matches.
“I am okay with not getting wickets and winning the tournament, I have been given a role so I just want to execute that role,” Jasprit Bumrah said in the post-match presentation.
Jasprit Bumrah also termed the delivery which dismissed Shikhar Dhawan as really important.
“Opening yorker was really important. I decided I will do that early in the game and when it comes off it’s always nice,” he said.
Jasprit Bumrah has 109 wickets from 91 matches averaging 23.45 and 4/14 against Delhi became his career-best.
Jasprit Bumrah Has A Great Camaraderie With Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah and New Zealand’s Trent Boult (2/9) had reduced DC to 0/3 as their first three batsmen Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane went back to the pavilion without scoring.
“I have a great camaraderie with Boult. We discuss fields, situations, so there’s a lot to learn from him.
Bond also praised Trent Boult saying that “I’ve loved working with Trent since 2012. We’ve seen him at his very best and I was very excited to have him in our team. Because I know what a devastating bowler he can be and he has done that through this tournament for us,” Jasprit Bumrah stated.
Sent to bat first, Mumbai Indians had put up a mammoth total of 200 runs on the board with No. 3 batsman Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan scoring 51 and 55* respectively. Also, Hardik Pandya played an unbeaten vital cameo knock of 37 runs off just 14 balls.
Chasing the target, Delhi Capitals got off to an abysmal start reeling at 41/5 before Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel who scored 42 forged a partnership of 71 runs for 6th wicket. Delhi Capitals only managed to score 143 runs with Marcus Stoinis being the highest run-scorer for Delhi, playing a knock of 65 runs.