Five-year-old kid bowling like Jasprit Bumrah
Five-year-old kid bowling like Jasprit Bumrah

Having made his international debut in January 2016, India speedster Jasprit Bumrah has come a long way. He has claimed 72 wickets at an average of 21.77 in 41 ODIs with three four-wicket hauls and one 5-fer, while his T20I wicket-tally read 43 in 35 games thus far.

Thanks to the bowling exploits in limited-overs cricket, Bumrah earned his dream Test cap during the South Africa tour earlier this year. Featuring in his maiden Test series, the24-year-old pacer claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in the third Test at Wanderers and led a foundation for India’s historic 63-run victory over the Proteas in January. He had scalped 14 wickets at an average of 25.21 during the hard-fought Test series that the Virat Kohli and company lost by 2-1.

Bumrah replicated the similar performance in three Test matches that he played in England. The right-armer picked up 14 wickets at 25.92 and was instrumental in India’s only Test victory in the series at Trent Bridge.

Jasprit Bumrah bowled superbly in India Asia’s triumphant Asia Cup 2018 campaign last month, scalping 8 wickets in 4 matches at an average and economy-rate of 16 and 3.67 respectively. No wonder, he is becoming the fan-favourite all across the globe.

Recently, a video surfaced on Twitter where a five-year-old Pakistani kid was seen perfectly imitating Bumrah’s bowling action. It was further mentioned that the kid is a huge Bumrah fan and tries to copy the Indian paceman every time he bowls.

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The top-ranked ODI bowler responded to the tweet on Saturday (October 20), saying that the video made him recall his childhood days when he used to copy the action of his favourite bowlers.

Bumrah is currently rested for the first two matches of the ODI series against West Indies, with the selectors keeping in mind the excessive workloads on the leading pacers. Following the Windies home series, India will tour Australia wherein Bumrah is expected to play a key role.

By Salman Anjum