06 December 1993Date of Birth
No other cricketer has made as much progress as this man with an unorthodox action. Breaking all myths and stereotypes, Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as India’s No. 1 bowler across all formats. His transition from white-ball cricket to red ball has been seamless and he now has five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England and Australia. His stocks continue to rise and he has now been elevated to the position of vice-captain of India’s Test team. It has been a tremendous journey for Bumrah, who started off the IPL with Virat Kohli as his maiden wicket. Bowling alongside Lasith Malinga helped him initially and the Sri Lankan star has backed his strength and boosted his confidence. Credit must go this lethal speedster who has always looked to get better in all three formats of the game. Facing him has always been a struggle and it won’t be any easy this time around too as he is riding high on confidence with a spirited five-wicket haul on the Bengaluru track that assisted the spinners.