The Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga is happy with the way Jasprit Bumrah has climbed up the ladder. The veteran cricketer takes pride in Bumrah’s success in the cricket world. Malinga had been the mentor of the young Indian pacer ever since his debut in IPL 2013.
Malinga, in the meantime, is considered as the embodiment of the yorkers bulleting towards the batsmen. The Sri Lankan cricketer, who surpassed his superiors such as Muttiah Muralitharan, took great care of Bumrah.
He mentored the young pacer during the premier leagues and now feels proud how he has paved his way through the hoard of best bowlers.
Malinga: Happy to have given Bumrah tips
It is always a joyous thing for a mentor to see their student acing in their career, and so does the Sri Lankan pacer feels for India’s death overs’ bowler. Malinga has time and again helped Bumrah in fast bowling. The veteran international cricketer is happy with the way Bumrah has evolved in his game with the ball.
“I am really happy to have helped someone while I am still playing international cricket, and he is the World No. 1 bowler now. Happy to have given him tips which make him recognize my contribution in his career,” Malinga said.
Malinga has been with the Mumbai Indians from the inaugural IPL season. He has 170 IPL wickets (122 IPL matches) on his name with a purple cap from the 2011 IPL.
Owing to his sparkling cricket career, Malinga feels that everyone should share their experience with the young ones. The several hat-trick record holder feels that cricket should be the ultimate winner.
“I think everyone should share their experience and expertise with young players so that cricket is the eventual winner. Jasprit might have options better than me too for getting inputs; he has the kind of brain which can collect and work on all advises he gets. It is evident from how he executes his yorkers and slower balls, it is just unbelievable how he does it. He is very hungry to learn,” the Sri Lankan pacer told cricket.com in an interview.
In the meantime, Bumrah has achieved milestones ever since he debuted in the auction-based T20 league, especially under the guidance of Malinga. He has scalped 82 wickets from the 77 IPL matches at an average of 26.62.