IPL 2020: UAE Pacer Discusses Sharing Bowling Technique with Jaspreet Bumrah
He missed out on finishing 13th in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, but UAE pacer Zahoor Khan was helped by the Mumbai Indians to bowl at the nets and prepare the players better for the offer in the country. . Speaking to ANI, Zahoor – who has just completed his quarantine period and was part of the net before MI’s game against RCB on Monday – said discussing his slow ball technique with Jaspreet Bumrah so far His biggest takeaway from traveling. “I’m still pinching myself. Bumrah asked me how I manage to bowl a slow ball with so much dew. I discussed my technique with him. One of the best bowlers in the world. Imagine that. Asked me about adapting to the conditions in the UAE. The spirit is yet to drown as I never expected it to happen. “
“In fact, bowling coach Shane Bond and head coach Mahela Jayawardene were also liked when they hit the nets on the eve of RCB game. Bond was telling me that I should share the secret of my slow delivery with him. Huh.” Little happiness that can never be changed. After I shared my technique, he turned to our head coach and appreciated me, ”the bowler smiled.
Zahoor will be bowling in the nets for MI in the IPL, but he has already shown his skills in the T10 League in Abu Dhabi and the T20 League in Canada and there are no new kids on the block.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Zahoor has partnered on the net with Bumrah. He did so in 2014, when India’s fast bowler was taking baby steps just for stardom.
He said, “I was at the team’s dinner after finishing my quarantine and I reminded Bumrah that I had bowled with him at the MI net in 2014. Would you believe that he remembers it and that on my face Smile came. “
Speaking of 2014, Zahoor remembers how Virat Kohli showed him that the India captain is a different class, and bowling against him in the nets can be a challenge.
“I also bowled in RCB nets in 2014 and had a fun fight with Virat Kohli. In fact, I was overzealous and gave him a slip while bowling and told another bowler in Punjabi to see how I bowled. I do and I bring. ” Slips into play. Kohli heard me and said let’s now see what you got. The way he hit me all over the place, I can’t start telling you. But as a student of the game, I realized why he was the best. Business, ”he revealed.
When it comes to being the best, MI’s captain Rohit Sharma is as good and Zahoor says what impressed him the most is the nature of the Mumbai captain.
“On the first day I go to the training ground. He is in the dressing room. So, he looks at me and says to feel comfortable and enjoy myself. I show a little confidence and ask him if I am next to him. Can sit. She said full dressing. ” The room was mine and I can sit anywhere. This is what I want you to stand for as a human being. “
“Similarly, Hardik Bhai (Pandya) came to me and checked on me. Asked me if everything was going well and I could only smile and thank him for checking up on me. It was a fantastic trip. The start has been and I hope. He can absorb as much of the best in the trade as possible in this period, “he signed.