Neeraj Chopra believes Jasprit Bumrah should extend his run up to increase the pace

Jasprit Bumrah

Neeraj Chopra believes Jasprit Bumrah should extend his run-up to increase the pace. He was at the Narendra Modi Stadium for the ODI World Cup final.


Neeraj Chopra, credited with bringing the javelin throw to great prominence in India, has some advice for India’s ace pacer. The Tokyo Olympics gold medalist has some wise words of wisdom on quickening the pace for Jasprit Bumrah. Neeraj was at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium for the ODI World Cup final. He praised Jasprit Bumrah’s unique bowling style. Moreover, he named him as his favorite fast bowler. In conversation on the Indian Express Idea Exchange, Neeraj said,

“I like Jasprit Bumrah, I find his action unique. I feel he should lengthen his run-up to add more pace. As a javelin thrower, we often discuss how bowlers can increase their pace if they start their run-up from a little further back. I like Bumrah’s style.” Neeraj Chopra was present at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad for the IND vs AUS final. Describing his own experience he added,

“This was the first time I watched a match fully. When I was on the flight, India had lost three wickets already. Virat (Kohli) bhai and KL Rahul were batting when I reached. There are some technical things that I don’t understand. Batting in the daytime wasn’t very easy. In the evening, I think, batting became easy. But our guys tried. Sometimes, it’s just not our day. But, frankly, everyone had a great tournament. Neeraj Chopra further added,

“Maybe, somewhere mentally, the Australian team held an edge at the start. When they bowled, I found they had a strong mindset. In the end, they had completely flipped it over. They were confident about their game,” he added acknowledging the challenging batting conditions during the day” Neeraj Chopra added

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