“I made an effort to bowl quickly. I approached him (midway through) and asked, “Are you okay?” but I didn’t receive a satisfactory reaction. And it set off the entire team,” Bumrah remarked.
A highlight of the Test series was Jasprit Bumrah’s ultra-aggression versus James Anderson at Lord’s in 2021. Bumrah delivered a flurry of bouncers with the last wicket still in play, striking the senior player in the left hand, helmet, and ribcage. In addition, the pacer tormented Anderson even more by bowling a ten-ball over with four no-balls, which prevented Anderson from adding to his total.
Speaking about the entire ordeal, Bumrah disclosed that he approached Anderson in the middle of the over to inquire about his well-being, but he received a subpar reaction. The cricket player, who was born in Ahmedabad, continued by saying that it both enraged the entire team and brought back some memories of the past.
“I tried to push to bowl fast because I was tired and thought I had the last wicket.” I approached him (midway through) and asked, “Are you okay?” but I didn’t receive a satisfactory reaction. That reminded me of when I was younger—trying to be the good guy and not getting along. And the crew as a whole was triggered. Though it was channeled, the mist was red. We naturally play and fight; regulating it is something we have to do on our own, Bumrah told The Guardian.
“I tried to push to bowl quickly because I was weary and believed I had taken the final wicket. I approached him (mid-over) and said, “Are you okay?” but I didn’t get a satisfactory answer. That reminded me of my early years—trying to be the good guy and having it not go over well. And the entire squad became agitated. The mist was channeled, yet it was red. We’re naturally good at playing and fighting, but we had to learn how to control that,” Bumrah told The Guardian.
Bumrah discusses her possible role as captain.
The vice-captain for the forthcoming five-match series against England is pacer Jasprit Bumrah. In the rearranged fifth Test match between India and the Three Lions in July 2022, he captained the team, and if given the chance, he would gladly do it once more. The pacer recalls becoming the captain of the national squad at Edgbaston, calling it “the utmost honour.”
“I played in one game, and it was an incredible honor. While playing Test cricket is amazing, leading was perhaps more rewarding. Yes, we lost, but the game was still in the lead, and I enjoyed having that responsibility. Being a quick bowler, you may sometimes get down to fine leg and shut up, but I really enjoyed being part of every decision, even in the midst of the action. And who wouldn’t, given the chance, of course? stated Bumrah.