Happy Birthday Jasprit Bumrah: Records, top moments and more!
India's right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah turned 26 years old on Friday. He has been a prime force for Team India across formats for a couple of years now. Bumrah is currently recovering from an injury as he is expected to be back for India's assignments against Sri Lanka and Australia, next month. On his birthday, we look at his records and top moments.
Bumrah made his debut in 2016 and since then he has gone on to become one of the leading pace-bowlers. In 58 ODIs, he has claimed 103 scalps at an average of 21.88. He has also taken 51 scalps in 42 T20I matches. Bumrah has an economy-rate of 6.71. He made his Test debut last year and has taken 62 wickets in 12 matches.
Bumrah has won four Indian Premier League (IPL) trophies with Mumbai Indians. He made his debut in IPL 2013 and claimed 3/32 on debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). In the last four seasons, he has been unstoppable for MI. He dominated the show in IPL 2017 after picking up 20 scalps. Last season, JB managed to claim 19 wickets.
Bumrah went on to claim 48 Test scalps in 2018. He was the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Tests last year. He finished as the leading wicket-taker for India. In 2019, he claimed 14 scalps in Tests. 13 of those wickets came against West Indies away from home. He is yet to play a Test in India. All of his wickets have come outside the sub-continent.
Bumrah holds a special record of being the first Indian and Asian to claim a five-for in South Africa, England, Australia, and West Indies. Bumrah (5/7 versus West Indies) has claimed the cheapest five-wicket haul by an Indian in Test cricket. The Indian pacer is also the quickest Indian pacer to claim a five-for (5.5 overs against WI).
The enigmatic Bumrah is only the third Indian after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to claim a Test hat-trick. He's the third bowler to claim a Test hat-trick in Windies after Jermaine Lawson and Matthew Hoggard. He is also the second Asian after Nuwan Zoysa to claim a Test hat-trick outside Asia. He is the 44th cricketer to claim a hat-trick.
Bumrah is the second-fastest to 100 ODI wickets among Indian bowlers (57 innings). He is also the second-fastest to 50 T20I wickets for India (41 matches). Recently, Yuzvendra Chahal (34 matches) surpassed his mark. He was the third-highest ODI wicket-taker in 2017.
Currently, Bumrah is one of the best bowlers in world cricket. He has a staggering average which highlights his wicket-taking abilities. Bumrah is exceptional with the white ball and his application at the death is unmatchable. With his unorthodox action, ability to swing the ball both ways and unplayable yorkers, JB is a captain's delight. Happy birthday, Yorker King!