‘In India, you have to…’ Bumrah shares his success mantra

NEW DELHI: Jasprit Bumrah‘s menacing afternoon spell on Saturday against England saw pundits and fans doffing hats to the India pace spearhead.
Registering his third best career figures in the longest format, sensational Bumrah left England batters absolutely stunned and put India on top in Vizag.
After his remarkable bowling performance, that also saw an unplayable yorker flooring Ollie Pope, Bumrah shed light on success mantra on the Indian tracks, which often favour spinners more than the fast bowlers.
The India pacer, in the post-match chat revealed how he used the reverse swing to his advantage, highlighting the manner in which he used the delivery to outsmart the opposition batters.
“In India reverse swing plays a big role. Born in this country, you know how to use it to your advantage. In India, you have to learn how to bowl reverse. I’ve grown up watching reverse swing set ups, legendary bowlers bowling magical deliveries. To be able to do it now, very happy with that. When you bowl reverse, people try to bowl magical deliveries every other ball. You have to be patient with that. Have to set the batters up. Have to use deliveries wisely. Can’t just bowl inswing outswing, inswing outswing,” Bumrah said.
“After that Pope delivery, I had in mind they’ll be looking out for the inswinger. Was keeping an eye on what the batters were looking to do. Very happy. Try and avoid looking at numbers. When you do that, you build pressure and don’t enjoy yourself,” Bumrah added.
Bumrah burst on the second day helped India England bowl out for 253 in reply to 396 in the first innings.
The hosts took a solid 143-run lead after bundling out England and had openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal unbeaten on 13 and 15 respectively in the second innings at the close of play.
India stretched their overall lead to 171 at stumps.

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