India’s star pacer Jasprit Bumrah has mentioned that former New Zealand speedster Shane Bond, who’s presently the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians, has performed a serious function in shaping his profession. The Mumbai Indians quick bowler, who will lead India’s assault within the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) closing towards New Zealand, expressed his views in a video shared by his IPL franchise.
“I always try to talk to him even when I am not here and with the Indian team. So, it’s been a good journey, and hopefully, every year I keep learning something new and try to add new things to my bowling.
“He has performed a serious function in that. It’s been an incredible relationship up to now, and hopefully, this continues for a lot of a few years to return,” Bumrah said.
He said he was always fascinated by how Bond bowled in his playing days and tries speaking to the MI bowling coach even when he is on India duty.
“I met him (Bond) for the primary time in 2015. As a toddler, I had seen him bowl and was at all times very fascinated by how he used to bowl for New Zealand, and the way he used to function,” the India pacer said.
Bumrah, who has so far played 19 Tests, said that Bond assisted him a lot in broadening his horizon which in turn helped him blossom as a cricketer.
“When I met him over right here, it was a very good expertise. He helped me so much to open my thoughts to various things that I might strive on the cricket area. So that was excellent and that relationship has solely gotten higher each 12 months,” added the Gujarat pacer.
Bond, on his part, termed Bumrah as the best death bowler in the world.
Seasoned New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult also had words of praise for his compatriot, saying that Bond was a “great thinker of the sport and a fairly good tactician.”
“He has been right here for a very long time, he is aware of what he’s doing and he places in numerous work into ensuring that the bowlers are properly outfitted and have gotten sufficient info to make some choices on the day. Yeah, actually take pleasure in working with him,” mentioned Boult, who has performed 71 Tests.
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