Cricket: 'Jasprit Bumrah a delight to watch but prone to career threatening injuries' - Richard Hadlee

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 25, 2021, 02:12 PM(IST)

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Richard Hadlee expressed that Bumrah's life span in the game is something that is yet to be resolved. He additionally figured that Jasprit Bumrah could be more endangered to injury than other players who have smoother bowling action.

Jasprit Bumrah, India's dissident with the ball, has modified the conventional standards of cricket to prearrange a novel example of overcoming adversity. 

The 27-year-old isn't just Virat Kohli's go-to bowler but also the best in the business. His ideal yorkers, crafty pace change, and impervious mental strength have made him a definitive resource in the Indian camp. His capacity to bowl yorkers freely resembles gold residue in the present game, which is so vigorously shifted for the batsmen.

Since making his debut in cricket in 2018, Jasprit Bumrah has bowled 679 overs in his Test vocation, getting 83 wickets, at an average of 22.1. In the span of three years, the pacer has risen up out of the shadows and set up himself as India's lead bowler, with his presentation helping the side to various Test prevails upon Australia. 

In any case, if there is one thing that has halted Jasprit Bumrah in the new past, it has been the responsibility and the injuries. His bowling action frequently viewed as peculiar and extreme, has been scrutinized hugely by former cricketers because of its inclination to start injuries.

Richard Hadlee expressed that Bumrah's life span in the game is something that is yet to be resolved. He additionally figured that Jasprit Bumrah could be more endangered to injury than other players who have smoother bowling action.

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“Jasprit's longevity in the game is yet to be determined. I suspect he could be more vulnerable to injury problems than those fast bowlers with more classical and 'pure' actions or techniques. Some of his potential injuries could be severe because of the stresses and strains he places on his body. I hope any injuries he may incur will not be potentially career-ending because he is a delight to watch, and he causes batsmen all sorts of problems with his unsuspecting pace, bounce, and ball movement in the air and off the pitch," said Richard Hadlee to ICC.

While affirming that Jasprit Bumrah's method is unorthodox however intensely powerful, Hadlee expressed that the pacer's strategy is something that is exceptionally hard to mentor. He additionally added that training it to young players could mess them up with injuries, because of the uncanny action. 

“Jasprit fits into the unorthodox bowling category with virtually no run-up to the crease. His technique in some ways defies belief but has proved to be highly effective. It would be very difficult to coach his technique to an aspiring fast bowler and I think a coach would refrain from doing from that because biomechanically it could cause problems with injury," he added.

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Hadlee likewise had high applause for the Indian team, who he thought creates a great deal of income for world cricket. Not simply that, he likewise called attention to that without India, the substance of world cricket would be different. 

“There is no doubt India produces a lot of revenue for cricket. Without India, the face of world cricket would be very different, therefore cricket needs India. But India has also made an outstanding contribution to Test cricket - like in all formats.”

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