Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah has been in red-hot form lately. During the recent Test series against West Indies, Bumrah picked up 13 wickets in just two matches including his maiden Test hat-trick.
During a recent interview with FirstPost, former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan shared his thoughts regarding India’s bowling talent, Jasprit Bumrah. Talking about Bumrah’s transformation, Zaheer stated that Bumrah had invested a lot in fitness which is helping him.
“Also a lot of work has gone into getting fitter and stronger that has a direct impact on bowlers bowling longer spells, their intensity has rose. Bumrah has consciously put in a lot of time and effort in that aspect,” told Zaheer.
“In those things, he has been very consistent with and also understanding what his strengths and weaknesses are. The slower delivery has increased the effectiveness of his quicker deliveries, which has forged together nicely,” he added.
When asked about one thing that has impressed him the most about Bumrah, Zaheer mentioned Bumrah’s release point.
“The release point or the final stride is when a bowler needs to have complete control of his bowling in order to be able to execute the delivery he is looking to bowl. Bumrah has that sort of control, and that for him has improved drastically,” answered Zaheer.
Due to a minor stress fracture in his lower back, Bumrah will miss the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa, scheduled to begin on October 2. He will undergo rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru under the supervision of BCCI’s medical team.