‘Inspiration’ Jasprit Bumrah told me how to bowl yorkers with precision – India U19 pacer Naman Tiwari

Jasprit Bumrah Is an inspiration for U-19 star

Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best bowlers in modern cricket and has inspired many youngsters to take up fast bowling. One such youngster is Indian Under-19 seamer Naman Tiwari, who was inspired by Jasprit Bumrah and aspires to bowl the fastest delivery in the history of cricket. Naman Tiwari has performed strongly for India in the ongoing ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024, where he took 10 wickets in five games at an average of 17.50.

Jasprit Bumrah is currently the number one Test bowler in the ICC rankings and Naman Tiwari idolizes him and wants to play Test cricket for India one day. Naman Tiwari is a left-arm seamer who, over time, is a rare breed in India. He hails from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, and has caused problems for South Africa’s batsmen in the ongoing U-19 World Cup with his yorkers and his pace. He has taken two four-wicket hauls in the U-19 World Cup and has caused havoc with his pace in the World Cup. Recently, in an interview, he mentioned Jasprit Bumrah as his inspiration.

“Bumrah is a source of inspiration for us. I watch a lot of his bowling videos. I met him several times at the NCA and spoke to him a lot about the mentality and skills of a bowler. He explained a lot, which has been helpful. He told me how to bowl yorkers accurately and I have worked hard following his advice. I have to work hard to bring more aggression to my bowling.”

“I try to learn something from every player I like. I try to understand and learn by observing their [Bumrah’s] videos. I really like Shoaib Akhtar’s speed, Dale Steyn’s swing and Mitchell Starc’s aggressiveness,” Tiwari told PTI Bhasha on the sidelines of a practice session at the Willowmoore Park stadium.

Jasprit Bumrah is the only bowler in the world who is number one in all formats

Jasprit Bumrah achieved a unique feat when he became the number one Test bowler in the ICC rankings. He became the only bowler in history to reach the number one spot in all three formats at least once in his career. Bumrah has been India’s most consistent bowler and has been lethal since his return from his back injury. He took 20 wickets in the ODI World Cup and has been phenomenal in the red-ball format since his return.

Jasprit Bumrah has played three Tests in 2024 so far and has taken 23 wickets at an average of 10.70 with two six-wicket hauls to his name. He is a once-in-a-generation player and his statistics speak for his greatness. He has the best average among players to have crossed 150 wickets in Test cricket after the First World War. He has a 20.19 GPA, which is better than Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner, Curtley Ambrose, Richard Hadlee and Allan Donald.

Youngsters like Naman Tiwari consider Jasprit Bumrah an inspiration and learn many things from him. India U-19 will face Australia U-19 in the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup 2024 on Sunday and if India wins the U-19 World Cup, it will be the sixth U-19 World Cup title for India.