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I want to stay fit and play long: Jasprit Bumrah

By Nilabh Aole -

India's yorker specialist, Jasprit Bumrah has been in a tremendous form in the year. He made both of his ODI and T20 debut in Australia earlier this year and since then his career graph has kept on increasing. Bumrah's bowling action doesn't justify the pace that he generates with his unusual slinging action and that makes him different from other bowlers.

In 2016, he has been the leading wicket-taker for India in the limited overs as he has picked 17 wickets in 8 ODIs while 28 scalps in 21 T20s. Apart form the performances in the International cricket he had been phenomenal in the domestic circuit too as he went on to grab 17 wickets in 6 matches to help Gujarat team to reach the semi-finals of the Ranji trophy.

Cricket Australia included him in the T20 team of the year for the calendar year. In an exclusive chat with Mumbai Mirror, Bumrah said, “I am happy that I did fairly well. But it is just the start for me. I have just taken the first step. I want to stay fit and play long. I feel, I have a long way to go before I can look back and analyze my performance.”

He further added, “Honestly, I am not too much bothered about recognition nor I am worried what is written about me. There is no doubt that I do feel honored. It is always an honor to be named alongside world’s best. But I don’t get carried away with accolades.”

Bumrah concluded by expressing his ultimate dream, he said, “As I said before, I am not bothered by where I get to play. Of course, as a cricketer, I want to play the Test cricket. It is a dream of every cricketer to play the longest format of the game. But when I get a chance to play is something that is not in my hand. As a player, I am prepared for any challenge that comes my way. Test cricket is the pinnacle of the game. Yes, I am focussed in earning my Test cap. And I am sure, consistent performance in the Ranji Trophy will help me realize my dream. But honestly, I am not worried too much about that."

Nilabh Aole

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