Monday, November 6, 2017

Jasprit Bumrah upbeat over Mohammed Siraj's future in Indian cricket team

Jasprit Bumrah has backed debutant fellow-India pacer Mohammed Siraj to learn from his mistakes and come good in future after he received a hammering from New Zealand batsmen in the second T20I.

Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj

Siraj, 23, was given the second over to bowl and overall he gave away 53 runs for the prize wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. "It's okay, it was his first game. On a difficult wicket it's always difficult (to bowl). He's coming into the new team, so it takes time for a bowler to adjust. He'll learn," said Bumrah after the hosts slumped to a 40-run defeat against the Black Caps who leveled the three-game series 1-1.

"As a bowler when you get hit, you learn a lot. So I think after this experience he'll be a better bowler when he comes into the next match." Bumrah, who returned with impressive figures of 0-23 even as the visitors ran up a huge total of 196-2 by riding on opener Colin Munro's 109 not out, was seen chatting with Siraj during the latter's spell.

"I was just saying that as a bowler when you get hit, you learn. It's difficult because as a bowler, on this wicket, it was challenging and for a new guy to come in against such opposition it's difficult. "I was just trying to give him confidence, that it's ok, every bowler goes for runs, you get hit. But this is how you'll learn and you'll come back," he said.

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