New Delhi: During the current Test series between India and England, there was a war of words between Jasprit Bumrah and James Anderson. Now Bumrah has spoken openly on this issue.
The debate took place in the Lord’s Test
Jasprit Bumrah and James Anderson got into a tussle with each other on the third day of the Lord’s Test. According to Bumrah, Anderson’s talk bothered him to the fullest level and he has felt that he should answer it.
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Jasprit Bumrah said in an interview given to Dinesh Karthik on Sky Sports, ‘I do not want to go into details, but when we play the game, we do not intend to hurt any batsman. This was our way to get the lower order batsmen out, because when we go to Australia and South Africa, it happens.
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Bumrah got angry
Bumrah said, ‘As the day ended, there was some debate which was not good, so we were not happy about it. I didn’t listen at the time because I was exhausted, but my teammates listened, and I’m not the kind of person who gets into fights. But I got really excited when I found out what he said.
‘Use anger properly’
Bumrah further said, ‘Then I thought that if someone comes in front like this, then I will not take my steps back at all and will give 10 times the answer. Everyone got charged-up and agreed to fight vigorously, but then we thought not to lose our composure, because here we are here for a special purpose, let us keep quiet and it is not going to have any effect. We wanted to use it to our advantage, which happened in the end.
‘Batsmen can’t escape from fast bowling’
Regarding fast bowling, Bumrah said, it is a whole year’s work for us, it is not that you thought and started, it is not that easy. The batsman cannot escape from things, he can get shoulder pain and knee pain. I am a bowler and also fond of fast bowling, so I always choose bowlers and give priority to them.