It seems the astonishing performance of Jasprit Bumrah in the recently-concluded four-Test series between Australia and India has given a new impetus to the budding cricketers Down Under. Despite having an awkward bowling action, the Indian fast-bowling sensation took joint-highest 21 wickets in the series, and now it seems, Australia may soon have a bowler with such an action of their own.
A young Australian boy has gone onto imitate Bumrah's action, and by the looks of it, it can't get any closer. In a video shared on Twitter, the youngster could be seen trying to copy Bumrah, both the bowling run unp and the action. The post was captioned, "The only problem from your great series win may be the next generation of Aussie cricketers you have inspired!"
The ICC took note of this viral video, and decided to have a bit of fun. Their caption read, "The Australia v India series in 2034 is going to be!"
This isn't the first time that a young boy has tried to imitate Bumrah. In October of 2018, a video went viral wherein a Pakistan boy could be seen bowling in the same way as Bumrah does.
Bumrah, upon realizing that his bowling action is being copied, remembered his younger days, when he used to do the same. Replying to the video, he posted a message on Twitter which read, "As a kid, I remember how I used to copy the actions of my cricketing heroes. It’s a wonderful feeling to see kids copying my action today."
Following his sensational bowling display in the series Down Under, Bumrah has been afforded rest for the upcoming limited-overs leg. In order to keep a check on his workload, the BCCI decided to give him time off from the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand.