Jasprit Bumrah is an Indian National Cricket Team player. He plays for India in all three formats of cricket. Bumrah is the backbone of the Indian bowling lineup in all three formats. A right-arm quick bowler, Jasprit Bumrah has an unorthodox action which makes him difficult for the batsman to pick. He has several weapons in his bowling arsenal including a quick and solid yorker and a well-disguised slower ball. He is a thinking bowler and can consecutively bowl at 145 kmph. Here is a look at the life of Jasprit Bumrah: –
Jasprit Bumrah Family: –
Jasprit Bumrah is the son of Jasbir Singh Bumrah and Daljit Bumrah. They belong to the Sikh Hindu community and resided in Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Jasbir Singh Bumrah’s sad demise was a tragic event in Jasprit’s life. When Jasprit Bumrah’s father passed away, Jasprit Bumrah was just 5 years old. He has a sister named Juhika Bumrah. Daljit then had to run the family in absence of his father. Daljit Bumrah was a teacher in Ahmedabad and by the time Jasprit left school his mother had become the principal. He is currently married to the presenter, model, and actress Sanjana Ganesan. Sanjana herself has a very good and successful career while working for Star Sports as a presenter. He also has participated in many beauty pageants including Miss India.
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Jasprit Bumrah Early Life: –
Born on 6th December 1993 in Ahmedabad itself, Japrit was the elder of two siblings. His mother was the one who ran the house because of the untimely and tragic demise of Jasbir Singh Bumrah, Jasprit Bumrah’s father. When in his school days Jasprit Bumrah attended the Nirman High School, the very school in which his mother was the headmaster. He loved to listen to songs and it was at a very young age that he developed his love for cricket. Kishore Trivedi was his coach back in the day and nurtured Bumrah as a quick bowler.
Jasprit Bumrah Net Worth: –
Jasprit Bumrah belongs to the A+ category of Contracts with the BCCI alongside Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma. He also has a lucrative contract with the Mumbai Indians. He endorses brands such as Garnier and Rado and Jio. His net worth is 5-million-dollars or 37 Crore Indian Rupees.
Jasprit Bumrah Youth Career: –
Jasprit Bumrah burst on the cricketing scene at a very young age. His bowling was feared by many batsmen in Ahmedabad. He dominated all the age group cricketing leagues while playing for his school in the government-funded tournaments. He made his Ranji Trophy and eventual List A debut in a game against Vidarbha. In this match, he picked up a record 7 wickets. He ended that very season as Gujarat’s leading wicket-taker. In that season itself, he got an opportunity to play for Gujarat in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. All of his performances were clinical and, in that season, he helped Gujarat win their first-ever Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. His performance against Punjab in the final is regarded as the best spell bowled by any bowler in a T20 game by his teammates.
His exploits in the shortest format at such a quick pace earned him a spot on the list of the Mumbai Indians. This unorthodox bowling gem was scouted by the Mumbai Indians’ scout John Wright in a Ranji game. He saw Bumrah’s unconventional action coupled with precision on the pitch and picked him for the Mumbai Indians team. Once Jasprit Bumrah called this event a “Fairytale come true” in one of his interviews. Since then, Jasprit Bumrah has come a very long way.
Jasprit Bumrah Senior Career: –
Bumrah then had a very simple plan in mind. He went on piling on the performances in consecutive domestic tournaments. In any tournament that he played for Gujarat, India A, or age group nations he made his presence felt. He became the Mumbai Indias’ strike bowler. Jasprit Bumrah was the player that Mumbai Indians looked up to in the 2015 season whenever they required a wicket. He played his first game for Mumbai Indians in 2013 and the game was against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He picked 3 wickets including that of Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, and Karun Nair.
Jasprit Bumrah donned the Blue Indian Jersey for the first time in 2016 in the 3 matches T20I series against Australia in their backyard. Jasprit Bumrah recalls this as a funny incident as the only guideline that captain MS Dhoni gave to him before the match was “Bowl like you bowl in a Ranji game”. It is also known to all that Jasprit Bumrah did decently well and India ended the series with a 3-0 victory. He and Hardik Pandya were the two youngsters in that team.
Jasprit Bumrah then made his ODI debut in the same series against Australia in the One Day Internationals. Since then, Jasprit Bumrah has been the backbone of Indian bowling. He has made for 4 major ICC events including the 2016 T20I World Cup, 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, 2019 ODI World Cup, and World Test Championship 2018-2020 Cycle. Jasprit made his debut in the red-ball format in an amazing fashion. Before that Jasprit Bumrah had not played Ranji Trophy cricket for the last 5 years and eventually based on the white-ball performance he was drafted to the red ball team. He debuted in 2018 in the South Africa Test Series. He picked a 5-wicket haul in the second innings of his debut Test.
Jasprit Bumrah Records, Statistics, and Achievements: –
ODI Team of the Year Twice in 2017, 2018
ICC Test Team of the Year Once 2018
ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade Once 2011-20.