Nita Ambani, the chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, on Wednesday, heaped praises on Team India pacer Jasprit Bumrah and went on to call him an inspiration for young boys and girls.
Jasprit Bumrah has grabbed eyeballs with his unique bowling style, his sling-arm action and his natural pace. The peculiar release point of Bumrah's deliveries makes it hard for a batsman to judge his approach. The 25-year-old has played 12 test matches in which he has taken 62 wickets with an average of 19.24. Though he will not be seen delivering his yorkers against South Africa, 2019 has been a phenomenal year for Bumrah.
Bumrah first made headlines while playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. The franchise played a crucial role in scouting the player after looking at his unique bowling action and speed. Nita Ambani lauded Bumrah's transformational journey and also mentioned that Mumbai Indians have discovered several young talents like Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and so many more in the last decade.
"Transformational journey of a young boy who was discovered by Mumbai Indians (MI) from a small town of India has been exceptional. Today, Bumrah is an inspiration to countless young boys and girls. In the last ten years MI have discovered several young talents like Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and so many more," Nita Ambani said at the Sports Business Summit in London.
Nita Ambani went on to highlight the importance of sports in one's life and said,
"Sport is a great teacher, it is a magical equaliser and in a young country like India the aspirations are so audacious, the adrenalin so high and appetite to achieve so strong that if you can just guide and steer our in the right direction, they will script the most stunning success stories the world has ever seen."