Jasprit Bumrah just conceded 15 runs in 4 overs against Rajasthan Royals as the pacer now has 5 scalps in 6 games at an economy rate of 5.91 the 5th best overall and best among frontline pacers.
Lauding Mumbai Indians (MI)’s pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s economic spell against Rajasthan Royals, former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan called him a ‘breakthrough app’.
Irfan Pathan: Jasprit Bumrah Is Like A Breakthrough App As If He Doesn’t Pick Wickets, He Won’t Go For Runs
Indian Premier League (IPL) defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) got back to winning ways as Rohit Sharma and his men thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 7 wickets at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi to win their third match of the 14th edition.
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who has struggled to pick wickets this season, bowled another economic spell against Sanju Samson & Co. which earned him praise from former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan.
Jasprit Bumrah, who has 5 wickets to his name from 6 matches this year, conceded just 15 runs in 4 overs against RR and bagged the wicket of Shivam Dube. Analyzing the pacer’s performance, former pacer Irfan Pathan called him a ‘breakthrough app’.
“He (Jasprit Bumrah) is like a breakthrough app. Whenever you want a wicket, you open the app, if you don’t get wickets, he won’t go for any runs. That’s what you saw today, he has been doing that since his first IPL for the Mumbai Indians,” Pathan told Star Sports.
It was largely due to Jasprit Bumrah’s spell, MI restricted Rajasthan to 171 in the first innings and then successfully chased down the target in 18.3 overs.
Brett Lee: Jasprit Bumrah Has All The Class And Firepower In His Armory
On the other hand, legendary Australian cricketer Brett Lee also heaped praise upon Jasprit Bumrah saying not many bowlers in world cricket could do what he does with the cricket ball.
“He has all the class and firepower in his armory. He has got a different action that makes it difficult for the batsmen. And the control over the length and lines is brilliant. The length around the yorker area is a very high percentage. Not many bowlers can pull that off what Bumrah does,” Lee said on Star Sports.
It was a much-needed win for Mumbai – who had suffered two successive losses against Punjab Kings (PKBS) and Delhi Capitals (DC). The five-time IPL champions has now moved to the fourth spot in the points table and will next take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on May 1.
After playing their first five matches in Chennai – which proved to be a difficult track, Rohit Sharma said his team was positive ahead of the match against the Royals in Delhi.
“We needed that win badly after a couple of losses. We did everything right today, right from ball one, and very clinical towards the end as well. Individuals took the responsibilities that were given to them, it was a collective effort,” Rohit said at the presentation ceremony.
“Guys were positive as they got to know we were going to Delhi, because it was a good pitch, not like Chennai!”
Put in to bat, Rajasthan rode on 42 by skipper Sanju Samson’s 42 and Jos Buttler’s 41 to post a competitive 171 for four but their efforts were overshadowed by Quinton de Kock, who struck six fours and two maximums to complete the task in 18.3 overs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Krunal Pandya also played a useful cameo, smashing 39 off 26 balls with the help of two fours and as many sixes.
Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians: 172-3 (Quinton de Kock 70*, Krunal Pandya 39; Chris Morris 2-33 ) beat Rajasthan Royals: 171/4 (Sanju Samson 42, Jos Buttler 41; Rahul Chahar 2-33) by 7 wickets.