Jasprit Bumrah Credits Shane Bond for Helping Shape Career

The former New Zealand pacer believes that Bumrah is the best death bowler in the world.

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Jasprit Bumrah reacts during the CSK innings when he conceded 56 runs. 

India's ace bowler Jasprit Bumrah says that Mumbai Indians’ bowling coach Shane Bond has been there for him through and through, helping shape his career. The former New Zealand pacer believes that Bumrah is the best death bowler in the world.

Bumrah, who will lead India's attack in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand at Southampton, spoke about his relationship with Bond in a video shared by Mumbai Indians.

"I always try to talk to him even when I am not here and with the Indian team. So, it's been a good journey, and hopefully, every year I keep learning something new and try to add new things to my bowling.

"He has played a major role in that. It's been a great relationship so far, and hopefully, this continues for many many years to come," Bumrah said.

He said he was always fascinated by how Bond bowled in his playing days and tries speaking to the MI bowling coach even when he is on India duty.

"I met him (Bond) for the first time in 2015. As a child, I had seen him bowl and was always very fascinated by how he used to bowl for New Zealand, and how he used to operate," the India pacer said.

Bumrah, who has so far played 19 Tests, said that Bond assisted him a lot in broadening his horizon which in turn helped him blossom as a cricketer.

"When I met him over here, it was a good experience. He helped me a lot to open my mind to different things that I could try on the cricket field. So that was very good and that relationship has only gotten better each and every year," Bumrah said.

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