Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has completed 10 years with the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians and the latter paid special tribute to him on this occasion. Bumrah has been an integral part of making Mumbai, the most successful team in the history of the league.
Jasprit’s teammates and MI skipper Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, alongside coaches Shane Bond and Mahela Jayawardene, shared their memories of his special 10-year IPL journey. His wife Sanjana Ganesan, who is also a presenter at the IPL and ICC events, also shared her beautiful memories of him.
Mumbai Indians shared a video on their YouTube channel of members of the team congratulating Bumrah on his decade-long career in the IPL. They titled the video, ‘The Legend of Jasprit Bumrah | 10 Years of Boom’, along with a caption reading: ‘A special, heartwarming tribute to JB93 from those who have seen him go from Jasprit Bumrah to Jasprit 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗠 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗠 Bumrah’.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of MI, recalled him batting against Bumrah in the nets 10 years back, as he disclosed that he was clueless when he faced the then youngster for the first time. “The first time I faced him, I had no clue where the ball was coming from and how quick he was,” Rohit said.
Here is what Pollard had to say about the iconic paceman:
“Baby face, you know, all innocent in the face. But when he has that ball in his hand, very very lethal. When he got the two wickets (one of them being Kohli), the sending-off that he gave them, I said this guy has something about him,” said Pollard of Bumrah.