Jasprit Bumrah
Country India
Date of Birth 1993-12-06
Age 23 years
Birth Place Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Major Teams Mumbai Indians
Playing Details Bowler Right-handed Right-arm medium

Biography

A 20-year-old medium pacer from Ahmedabad, Jasprit Bumrah was included in the Mumbai Indians squad ahead of IPL 2013. Bumrah’s journey to the big leagues has been quite exceptional. He was plying his trade for Gujarat – against Mumbai – in the 2013 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (India’s domestic Twenty20 tournament). As luck would have it, MI’s new coach, John Wright, was present at the venue scouting for fresh talent. Wright was impressed with Bumrah’s smooth action and control, and thus came the teenager’s big break even before playing a single first-class or List A match. Within a few days, he was in the Mumbai Indians dressing room, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Harbhajan Singh.