Jasprit Bumrah and his mother get emotional in video; recall early days of struggle

Updated: Oct 10, 2019, 09:43 IST | mid-day online correspondent | New Delhi

Jasprit Bumrah recalled his days of struggle in a video tweeted by Mumbai Indians

A screengrab of the video with Jasprit Bumrah and his mother on Mumbai Indians' Twitter
A screengrab of the video with Jasprit Bumrah and his mother on Mumbai Indians' Twitter

New Delhi: Jasprit Bumrah, India's renowned fast bowler tasted success in a relatively short time frame. However, a recent video shared on social networking site Twitter by Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians showed a different side to him during his humble days.

In the video, Jasprit Bumrah recalled his early struggling days and said tough times makes one strong. The video features Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani addressing the audience at the Sports Business Summit in London on Monday.

In the video, Nita Ambani says, "Talent can come from anywhere and reach the pinnacle of success. I would like to share with you the transformational journey of a young boy who was discovered by Mumbai Indians from a small town of India." The video also has Jasprit Bumrah's mother Daljit recalling a tragic incident during his childhood: "When he was five-year-old, I lost my husband." Watch the full video below.

Jasprit Bumrah also recalled saying, "After that, we couldn't afford anything. I had one pair of shoes. I used to have one pair of T-shirts. I used to wash them and use it again and again." "So, as a child, you know you hear stories that sometimes these things happen that some people come and watch you and you get picked up like this. But it actually happened," he adds.

Jasprit's mother also went on to share how she felt when she saw him on television for the first time during the Indian Premier League. She said that she could not stop crying. "The first time when I saw him in that IPL match on TV, I couldn't stop crying. He has seen me struggle financially and physically also," she said.

Jasprit Bumrah said, "All these tough times make you strong because you've seen tougher days before." Bumrah is currently not part of the Indian squad against South Africa as he is ruled out due to injury and was replaced by Umesh Yadav.

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    Jasprit Bumrah is an Indian cricketer, who plays for the national team in all three formats of international cricket including ODIs, Tests and T20Is.

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    Considered as the best bowler in the world currently, Jasprit Bumrah is known for his ferocious yorkers and fast-paced bouncers.

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    Jasprit Bumrah led the Indian bowling attack in the ICC World Cup 2019, which was held in England and Wales, between May 30 and July 14, 2019.

    Jasprit Bumrah posted this picture and captioned it as, "#sisters #cousins#fun #familyouting"

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    Jasprit Bumrah made his debut for India back in 2016 and in a short span of time, has established himself as one of the best bowlers in all formats of the game.

    Jasprit Bumrah posted this picture and captioned it as, "congratulations #sisters #wedding #happy"

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    Jasprit Bumrah has already set a few records in his short career. Among the many records he has set, one that stands out is that he is the first Asian bowler to take 5 wickets in an innings against Australia, South Africa and England in a calendar year in Test-match cricket.

    Jasprit Bumrah posted this picture and captioned it as, "#family #behenkishaadi #goodtimes"

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    Jasprit Bumrah is also No. 3 in the list of highest wicket-takers in a debut year with 48 wickets in 9 Test matches.

    Jasprit Bumrah posted this picture and captioned it as, "#sisterswedding #memories #happiness #goodtimes"

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    Jasprit Bumrah made his IPL debut as a 19-year-old for Mumbai Indians in the 2013 season. Although he only played 2 games in IPL 2013, he impressed everyone with his pace and unorthodox style of bowling. 

    Jasprit Bumrah posted this picture and captioned it as, "Happy birthday #mysuperawesomesister #birthdaygirl #familylove"

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    Thereafter, Mumbai Indians showed faith in Jasprit Bumrah's abilities and bought him back in the club for the IPL 2014 season and the rest is history...

    Jasprit Bumrah posted this picture and captioned it as, "Rakshabandhan celebration #family"

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    Jasprit Bumrah has an impressive IPL career, in 69 matches he has scalped 71 wickets.

    Jasprit Bumrah posted this picture and captioned it as, "What an incredible day"

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    In IPL 2019, Jasprit Bumrah had taken 8 wickets from 8 matches so far.

    Jasprit Bumrah posted this picture and captioned it as, "Diwali celebrations #family #home"

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    Jasprit Bumrah was in ominous form in the World Cup, finishing as India's highest wicket-taker in the tournament.

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    Jasprit Bumrah impressed one an all taking one of the best five-wicket hauls by an Indian bowler overseas with a spell of 5 wickets for 7 runs, helping India to a victory by 318 runs.

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