Ever since his debut in the South Africa tour in 2018, Jasprit Bumrah has wrecked havoc in cricket world. Despite having a short run-up and an orthodox bowling action, Jasprit Bumrah has managed to make his way to the top. Bumrah’s upcoming assignment is the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) Final against New Zealand and then the five-match Test series against England.
Hadlee speaks about Bumrah’s career longevity
Former New Zealand all-rounder Richard Hadlee, a fast-bowler himself, shared his opinion on Bumrah’s unique action and also feels that he is more vulnerable to injury.
“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 a highly effective one. He is what I call a shoulder or strength bowler with all his power and pace coming from the final part of his action as he releases the ball,” Hadlee said while speaking to ICC.
‘I hope any injuries he may incur will not be potentially career-ending’
The legendary all-rounder further spoke about the time for which Bumrah will play cricket and also warned him about the injuries. He said, “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,” Hadlee concluded.