Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah hardly shows any emotions on the cricket field. The speedster believes that it is his controlled aggression that has helped him succeed in international cricket.
“When I started playing cricket as a youngster, I used to get angry left, right, and center. I used to do all the gimmicks back then, and it never helped my cricket,” Jasprit Bumrah was quoted as saying by the ICC during the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final.
“Now, over the years, when I have played a good amount of international cricket, I have realised what works for me. I am smiling, but the fire inside is burning all the time,” added Bumrah.
“I realized what works for me. I am smiling, but the fire inside is burning all the time.”
The 27-year-old said that the controlled aggression on the ground had worked wonders for me as a professional cricketer.
“I don’t try to show (aggression), and it has helped me to succeed, and with that controlled aggression, I take my game forward,” said Bumrah.
Jasprit Bumrah grabbed eyeballs first with his unorthodox action and then his bowling skills. However, Bumrah says he had never idolised any specific fast bowler while growing up.
“I never had a particular favourite but have followed a lot of great fast bowlers while growing up. Nowadays, when I meet them, I ask a lot of advice from them,” said Bumrah.