Jasprit Bumrah had a great World Cup run after he finished with 18 wickets and an economy of 4.41. His best bowling performance this tournament came against Bangladesh when he registered figures of 4-55. Playing his first World Cup, he would surely be disappointed as his fiery spells didn’t take India to the finals.
The young bowler took to Twitter to express gratitude to his teammates, coaching staff, family and most importantly the fans of the Men In Blue.
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Bumrah hasn't looked back since recording figures of 2-40 in his debut against Australia in Sydney. The 25-year-old, with his unique action and almost negligible run-up, and expertly utilises variation in pace to regularly beat defences of the world's best, as a result of which he's become the strike bowler for India in all three formats.
During the World Cup, Bumrah also became the second fastest Indian to take 100 wickets in One Day International. He achieved this feat against Sri Lanka in the last group stage match that India played.
Bumrah first came into the limelight playing for Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians. Under the guidance of ‘Yorker king’ Lasith Malinga, Bumrah matured to become a great toe crusher.
The semifinal match was a ‘tale of two days’ as it was scheduled to be played on Tuesday but was washed off by rain. Thanks to a reserve day the match started from where it had ended on Tuesday. The Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first. New Zealand scored 211/5 in 46.1 overs before the match was suspended for the day and added 28 runs on Wednesday, setting a target of 240 for the Men In Blue to chase.
India's run chase of 240 against New Zealand started off on a disastrous note as they were reduced to 5/3 in the fourth over, riding on some brilliant spells from the Kiwi pacers Trent Boult and Matt Henry. Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant got good starts but couldn’t capitalise. Ravindra Jadeja came to the crease and along with MS Dhoni put up a sensational partnership that almost brought India to the finish line.