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“Tough Times Make You Strong”: Jasprit Bumrah And His Mother Recall Days Of Struggle

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Jasprit Bumrah, the fast bowler who rose to fame in a short span of time, and his mother Daljit Bumrah recalled their days of struggle in a video tweeted by Mumbai Indians on Tuesday.

“‘Talent can come from anywhere and reach the pinnacle of success.’ Watch the transformational journey of @Jaspritbumrah93 from a rookie to a world-beater,” Mumbai Indians captioned a minute and 46 seconds long video, which featured Indian Premier League’s Mumbai-based T20 franchise owner Nita Ambani speaking at the Sports Business Summit in London on Monday.

“Talent can come from anywhere and reach the pinnacle of success. I would like to share with you the transformational journey of a young boy who was discovered by Mumbai Indians from a small time of India,” Nita Ambani said, before the screen started displaying Bumrah’s inspirational journey.

“When he was five-year-old, I lost my husband,” recalled fast bowler’s mother Daljit Bumrah.

Jasprit joined in saying: “After that we couldn’t afford anything. I had one pair of shoes. I used to have one pair of T-shirts. I used to wash them every day and use it again and again.

“So, as a child you know you hear stories that sometimes these things happen that some people come and watch you and you get picked up like this. But it actually happened,” the 25-year-old pacer added.

Daljit said she was elated to see her son play an IPL match for the first time on TV.

“The first time when I saw him on that IPL match on TV, I couldn’t stop crying. He has seen me struggle financially and physically also,” she said.

Jasprit said, “All these tough times make you strong because you’ve seen tougher days before.”

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