Ishant Sharma hits out at Jasprit Bumrah’s critics

India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has not been having a great time on the field in the ongoing tour of New Zealand. The bowler came under fire for his string of poor performances in the three-match ODI series against the Kiwis where he went wicket-less throughout the series.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah

This is the first time in his career that he went wicketless in the bilateral ODI series. Bumrah still struggled to deliver the goods for the team in the first match of the two-match Test series at Basin Reserve, Wellington.

While people are criticising Jasprit Bumrah, the experienced pacer Ishant Sharma came to Bumrah’s defence. The lanky pacer hit out at Bumrah’s critics as he believes it is funny how people start undermining a top player like Jasprit Bumrah after a few bad games.

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Bumrah, who is playing his first Test series after recovering from a back injury previously this year, bowled 18.1 overs in New Zealand’s first innings on Saturday. But, he failed to get a wicket. Bumrah who went wicket-less on the second day, finally managed to pick one on the next day.

“It’s funny that perceptions changed after one inning. For two years, we have always taken 20 wickets, myself, Boom (Bumrah’s nickname in the Indian dressing room) and Shami along with Ash or Jaddu (at home). How can people question on the basis of one inning (Test)?” Ishant asked while defending his colleague,” Ishant was quoted as saying by PTI.

“I don’t think anyone doubts Boom’s ability. Since his debut, what he has achieved for India, I don’t think anyone should raise any questions,” said Ishant.

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