Jasprit Bumrah has been one of the best bowlers of the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The right-arm pacer has taken a lot of wickets for his team in the competition. While his Yorkers are deadly, his slower ones have troubled the batsmen as well.
Bumrah has revealed the whole story behind his association with the Mumbai Indians. Bumrah stated that John Wright had come to watch a match between Mumbai and Gujarat, and Bumrah did not pick a lot of wickets in that match. However, Wright came to see him in another match. The Mumbai Indians pacer then received a call from the franchise asking him whether he would play for them.
“I was just selected for the T20 competition, and that was just my second game and it was against Mumbai. So, John Wright had come to watch Akshar. I didn’t know I would get picked. I didn’t pick a lot of wickets, I just picked one but I bowled really well, I didn’t give a lot of runs.
“So, he came to watch one more game. He enquired and PP (Parthiv Patel) told me that he was asking about me. I thought he was clearly joking and making fun of me. After a few days, I got a call from the Mumbai Indians and they asked me, ‘Are you interested?’ I said, ‘Of course, I am interested, that’s not even a question. Are you guys interested?’” said Bumrah in a chat with Dinesh Karthik on Sky Sports.