Jasprit Bumrah, one of the deadliest bowlers in the Indian cricket team recently shared that he never captained any aides before he led India. Before his captaincy debut, his main inspiration came from former Indian team captain MS Dhoni. Below we have shared some bytes about Jaspreet Bumrah before leading his team for the first time.
Jaspreet Bumrah To Lead His Team For The First Time
Jaspreet Bumrah made his debut four years back in cricket through his first Test for India. Then, he became famous for his smart bowling and became a danger for the opposite team whenever he entered the pitch.
But now, a new page of the story has been opened for this fast bowler as he is entering into new territory. Yes, we are talking about him leading his team for the first time.
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This is going to happen for the first time in his career and that too for a vital clash that has been making for a year.
As we all know Rohit Sharma recently tested positive for covid-19 and lost his chances to lead the team. Later the match was rescheduled, the fifth and final Test between India and England that started on Friday at Edgbaston.
As there were many senior players present on the cricket team, the team management put all the responsibility on Bumrah’s shoulders. He was informed about this new role on Thursday.
On Thursday, this is what Bumrah said during a media interaction, “The taste of success feels good when there is pressure. I am always up for responsibilities and I love to be in tough challenges.
As a cricketer, you always want to test yourself in deep waters. I have spoken to many cricketers. Everybody improves and keeps getting better.”
“I remember speaking to MS (Dhoni), and he told me that he never captained any side before he led India for the first time. Now, he is remembered as one of the most successful captains of all time,” he continued.
“I only came to know that I would be leading the side after Rohit Sharma tested COVID positive once again on Thursday.
I first broke the news to my family when I came to know that I would be leading the side,” he added.
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“So, I am focusing on how I can help the team and not focusing on what I have done before or how the cricketing conventions or the rules have been set,” Bumrah continued.
He also added, “Representing India in Tests was always a dream for me and this opportunity to lead the side is the biggest achievement of my career.
I’m very happy that I’ve been given this opportunity. I have had immense faith in myself.”
Bumrah also said that he trusted his instincts. “In every scenario, I have trusted my instincts that have taken me to this level in cricket and I will keep doing that, going forward.
Nothing changes for me, especially my role. That’s what I am going to do as the captain of the side,” he said.
Bumrah leading his cricket team will be a turning point in his career as well as his biggest achievement. His fans are delighted to hear this news because of how confident he is to handle any task. Stay tuned for more cricket updates.