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‘Speechless’ Jasprit Bumrah reacts to Sachin Tendulkar’s ‘world’s best bowler’ praise

In the final against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, the 25-year-old kept his side in the hunt by returning remarkable figures of 2 for 14 in 4 overs. Bumrah gave away only 4 runs in the 17th over and 5 runs in the 9th over to bring MI back in the final.

cricket Updated: May 14, 2019 08:32 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Jasprit Bumrah, right, and Sachin Tendulkar of the Mumbai Indians react, after an IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Chennai, India, Friday, April 26, 2019.
Jasprit Bumrah, right, and Sachin Tendulkar of the Mumbai Indians react, after an IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Chennai, India, Friday, April 26, 2019.(AP)
         

Jasprit Bumrah was rendered ‘speechless’ by Sachin Tendulkar after being described as the ‘best bowler in the world’ by the Master Blaster. Sachin showered praise on Bumrah after Mumbai Indians edged past Chennai Super Kings in a nail-biting IPL 2019 final on Sunday by 1 run at Hyderabad.

Bumrah has bowled consistently throughout the IPL in the death overs. In the final against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, the 25-year-old kept his side in the hunt by returning remarkable figures of 2 for 14 in 4 overs. Bumrah gave away only 4 runs in the 17th over and 5 runs in the 9th over to bring MI back in the final. In the end, Lasith Malinga held his nerve in the last over to take MI over the line.

“Let me go on record and say that he (Jasprit Bumrah) is the best bowler in the world at this stage and the best is yet to come hopefully,” Tendulkar said in an interview with Mumbai Indians batsman Yuvraj Singh for IPL T20.com.

Replying to Tendulkar’s comments, Bumrah said, “I am speechless thank you Sachin sir.” 

Bumrah, who was adjudged Man of the Match, said he takes one ball at a time which helps him avoid the pressure. “In the finals we know that it can get close and winning the title with MI is a special feeling. Today, surprisingly, I was very calm, I wasn’t panicking at all and very happy to contribute to the team’s success,” Bumrah said.

“I only take one ball and one day at a time and if you think like that you don’t feel pressure at all,” he added.

Bumrah ended this IPL edition with 19 wickets from 16 matches with an impressive economy rate of 6.63.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: May 13, 2019 16:24 IST

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