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Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach Mahela Jayawardene was recently seen having fun with fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah.

The five-time champions shared a video of Bumrah bowling to young South African batter Dewald Brevis. Kieron Pollard, who was at the non-striker’s end, was seen encouraging the right-handed batter.

MI shared the funny video on their social media handles with the caption: “And for a change… BOOM gets clean bowled! 🤯 By none other than @MahelaJay! 🤭😂 #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians @Jaspritbumrah93 @KieronPollard55 MI TV.”

Reacting to Pollard’s words, Bumrah was heard saying:

“When I was young, I don’t remember words of encouragement coming from the non-striker’s end.”

Jayawardene joined the banter and replied: “Mali (Lasith Malinga) was there. You didn’t understand it.”

Everyone liked the Sri Lankan legend’s response. While Kieron and Jasprit were retained by the Mumbai-based franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, Brevis was purchased for INR 3 crore.

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