An Australian kid caught the attention of Jasprit Bumrah after a video went viral on social media of him trying to imitate the Indian fast-bowler’s bowling action.
Bumrah was the leading wicket-taker for India in the recently-concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy and his 21 wickets played a major role in the visitors winning their first-ever Test series Down Under.
A cricket fan user posted the video on Twitter with the young kid trying to imitate Bumrah’s bowling action. He wrote: “@bhogleharsha @Jaspritbumrah93 The only problem from your great series win may be the next generation of Aussie cricketers you have inspired!”
— Michael Curtin (@c_u_r_t_o) January 9, 2019
Bumrah took note of the video and responded by writing, “The kid is so cute . Give him my best wishes.”
The kid is so cute . Give him my best wishes 😊.
— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) January 9, 2019
Veteran commentator Harsha Bhogle, who was also tagged in the post, replied by terming the kid’s effort as “excellent”.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 9, 2019