Zaheer Khan recently revealed that Bumrah idolizes Lasith Malinga and spending time with him has helped him become a better bowler. Malinga has been added to the Mumbai Indians squad following the last edition of the IPL where he was part of the coaching staff. Zaheer feels that Malinga’s presence will add valuable experience to the team.

“We are excited about it (Malinga’s return). The kind of experience he brings to the table is immense. Not only with his bowling but when you’re in a game situation, it’s a relief for Rohit and other bowlers who trust his experience and the valuable advice,” Zaheer told the reporters.

“As a coaching staff, you can plan things, but when things are happening in real time, a proactive person on the field makes a huge difference in terms of decision making. And you have someone like Malinga as well.

“Bumrah kind of idolises him as well. Malinga in his peak and Bumrah are two similar kind of bowlers. Bumrah has benefitted spending time with Malinga,” the 2011 World cup winner added.

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