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Jasprit Bumrah says Shane Bond played a significant role in shaping his career

May 14, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

India's pacer Jasprit Bumrah has claimed that former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond has played a significant role in shaping his career. The Mumbai Indians pacer will be leading India's bowling unit in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. It has just been three years since Bumrah made his debut in the most extended format of the game. In such a short span, the seamer from Gujarat has become one of the premium bowlers for the Indian cricket team. The 27-year-old has picked up 83 wickets from 19 games at a fantastic average of 22.10. Bumrah is the only Asian bowler to pick five-wicket hauls in England, South Africa, Australia and the West Indies in Test cricket.

Jasprit Bumrah is the world's best death bowler: Shane Bond

On Friday, May 14, Mumbai Indians (MI) posted a video on their official Twitter handle. In that Video, Bumrah and Shane Bond spoke about their bond with each other. Shane is currently the bowling coach of the five-time IPL champion. On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah has been associated with Mumbai Indians since 2013. Speaking about Jasprit Bumrah, the bowling coach praised the young Indian speedster and also labeled him as the world's best death bowler. 

Further in the interaction, Bumrah spoke highly regarding the relationship he shares with the New Zealand pacer Shane Bond. The 27-year-old also disclosed that he met Bond in 2015. The former New Zealand pacer has played a crucial role in helping him improve his bowling. Also, Bumrah spoke about his admiration for Shane Bond, saying that as a child, he was fascinated with the way Bond executed his game. He concluded by stating that their excellent relationship continues for years to come.

During the England series, Jasprit Bumrah had taken a break as he was getting married. However, the pacer will now be making a comeback and leading India's pace unit in the WTC final against New Zealand in Southampton. The final of WTC will kick off on June 18 at the Rose Bowl. Apart from Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Thakur, and Mohammed Siraj will also be a part of India's formidable pace department for the summit clash.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh