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Revealed: Reason for Bumrah’s unconventional bowling style

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Jasprit Bumrah, one of the best bowlers in the world at the time, who is also known for his unorthodox style of bowling recently said changing the bowling run-up added nothing in his bowling skill.

Jasprit Bumrah recently participated in a discussion with former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop and former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock on ICC show “Inside Out’. During the discussion Bumrah explained the reason behind using shorter run up.

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“I have tried longer run-up and nothing changes, speed is still the same so why to run so much,” the World number 2 ODI bowler was quoted by Hindutsan Times as saying on the show.

I have never been coached

Speaking further on the show Bumrah said he had never been coached and everything he learnt is self taught.

“Basically, I have never been coached a lot. No professional coaching or camps. Till date, everything is self-taught, everything, through TV, videos. There is no proper reason for action,” Hindustan Times quoted Jasprit Bumrah as saying.

Notably, Michael Holding, the commentator, raised concern on Bumrah’s unconventional bowling style and said it could be injury prone but Bumrah feels that having a self belief is more important, as it will spur him to keep developing the strength.

“I have never really listened to people who told that action needs to be changed, kept on developing on strengths if I could have self belief.”

The reason behind the eight-step run-up

Talking with Ian Bishop and Shaun Pollock Bumrah revealed the reason why he used to bowl with shorter run-up.

“Playing in backyard. My run-up is because of that as we didn’t have so much of space, so this (8 step run up) is the longest that you could have had, may be this could have been the case,” ­Hindustan Times quoted the Indian seamer as saying.

There should be an alternative to Saliva

Jasprit Bumrah on the conversation with two former greats of the game said ICC should consider an alternative to the saliva since new rules will make the contest one sided with more advantage to the batsmen.

“I don’t know what guidelines we’ll have to follow when we come back, but I feel there should be an alternative. If the ball is not well maintained, it’s difficult for the bowlers. The grounds are getting shorter and shorter, the wickets are becoming flatter and flatter.”

The ace Indian seamer further added that to make the contest balanced and not just batsman-friendly an alternative should be there to maintain the ball for either the reverse swing or the conventional swing.

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