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I love to see Bumrah bowl – Johnson

The Mumbai Indians’ pacers get into a freewheeling chat on the first IPL win in 2013, the mutual admiration, learnings and more….

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Virat Kohli addresses him as the ‘Yorker King’, MS Dhoni had called him the ‘find of the tour’ after the bilateral T20I series against Australia that India won 3-0. Jasprit Bumrah continues to grab eyeballs with his wicket-taking yorkers in the death overs. The fast bowler from Ahmedabad has been a story ever since John Wright spotted him in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and then drafted him into the Mumbai Indians squad in 2013. Though this young bowler played only two matches in his debut season and got three wickets, he benefited immensely with the pace attack in the MI squad who backed his strengths and boosted his confidence.

He has grown manifold over the years and is the Captain’s go-to-man when in need of wickets in a close game.

Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson gets into a candid chat with Jasprit Bumrah as MI qualifies for the VIVO IPL 2017 final for the third time around. The pair discuss the respect they have for each other’s skills, reflect back on Bumrah’s bouncer to Johnson in the nets in 2013, and more….