In the wake of coronavirus, BCCI has postponed all the events during the lockdown. With no cricket scheduled till 15th April, cricketers are also getting bored. Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah joined the live chat with India’s vice-captain, Rohit Sharma. They both shared interesting stories to entertain fans. During the conversation, the pacer also revealed that he idolises Swedish star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Both the Indian teammates rarely get the time to spend with their family because they are busy the whole year playing for India. As now they have got the opportunity, Rohit and Jasprit Bumrah seem to enjoy their time with loved ones.
I love Ibra: Jasprit Bumrah to Rohit Sharma
While live chat, Rohit questioned Bumrah why he follows footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović. According to the pacer, like the footballer, his talent was earlier ignored. Now, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become one of the best players in football, people took him seriously. The same thing happened with him as people seldom took his talent seriously, as per Bumrah.
“I love Ibra. I can relate to his story, that people did not take him seriously and then he became a star. I can relate as people took me lightly initially, and then I proved them wrong.” Bumrah said in the live Instagram session with Rohit Sharma.
Jasprit Bumrah has risen as the bowler who can be a danger to opposition batsmen at their home. He first entered the scene after his prolific performance in the 2013 season for Mumbai Indians. Because of his unique action, he grabbed the eye of the national selector as well.
He went on to earn the call on the national side in 2016 and now is a regular feature in the team. Last year, he had a break in his career because of injury at the lower back. But he has recovered and is expected to continue his stunt for the team.