Jasprit Bumrah Shuts Critics After Impactful Show in Lucknow vs England

Jasprit Bumrah

In the current World Cup 2023, Jasprit Bumrah has been brilliantly spearheading Team India’s new-ball onslaught. With 14 wickets in 6 games, the right-arm quick is now the tournament’s second-highest wicket-taker. Just a year prior, he suffered a stress fracture in his back that prevented him from competing in major events and ultimately cast doubt on his future.

The Indian team suffered heartbreaking losses in the World Test Championship 2023 Final and the T20 World Cup 2022 Final. On social media, supporters of NCA ridiculed his recuperation and even questioned whether he intended to play for his country.

But came the Ireland tour in August 2023 where he led the side in a T20I series before proving his mettle in the Asia Cup and finding a spot in India’s World Cup squad.

Bumrah Shuts Critics After Impactful Show in Lucknow

Bumrah was aware of all the abuse and criticism on social media. But it didn’t seem to have much of an effect on his desire to return in Indian garb. After India defeated England by 100 runs in Lucknow, Burmah talked with Sky Sports. Bumrah stated he was unaffected by the commotion outside and returned to play for India in a fantastic frame of mind.

My wife [the TV sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan] also works in the sports-media department. So yeah, I heard a lot of question marks on my career that I will never come back and all of that, but it doesn’t really matter. I’m very happy,” Bumrah told Sky Sports.

“I came back and I realised how much I love playing the game. I was not chasing anything. Great headspace was there when I came back from the injury. So yeah, eventually I’m looking at the positives and trying to enjoy as much as you can,” bumrah added.

India defeated the defending champions by 100 runs on Sunday in Lucknow, shocking them. Even though the batting order was under pressure for a spell, the hosts managed to record a 229-run total before the English side was destroyed by the pacers thanks to significant blows from Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav.

It was good challenge for us that we were put under pressure. We lost a little bit of early wickets. We had to squeeze in and in the field as well, we had to put in a lot of effort. So yeah, very happy with the result. It was really good for us because we’ve been fielding first and we’ve been doing that for a while now. Because [India chased] in the previous series as well, which I played,” Bumrah said.

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