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Kohli did not consider Bumrah – Parthiv Patel Reveals

Ex RCB player reveals what Virat Kohli told when he said about Bumrah.

Kohli did not consider Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best fast bowlers in the world. He used IPL as his learning and nurturing platform to become one of the best fast bowlers. In the year 2014, Bumrah was playing Domestic cricket fr Gujarat. During this time, Parthiv Patel was the captain of the Gujarat team. He was also playing for Royal Challengers, Bangalore. Amazed by Bumrah’s talent, Parthiv Patel suggested Kohli, the name of Bumrah. However, Kohli did not consider Bumrah.

Parthiv recalls the incident as follows on Cricbuzz. “In 2014, when I was at RCB, I told Kohli there’s this bowler named Bumrah. Have a look at him. Virat replied saying ‘Chhor na yaar. Ye Bumrah-Vumrah kya karenge?’ (Leave it. What will such players do?” 

Parthiv knows the talent of Bumrah very well as he has closely witnessed it. He explained how talented Bumrah was and how hard he struggled to make it to the top. He also mentioned the support Bumrah gained from Mumbai Indians after he was picked for IPL.

Patel says, “When he was first picked, Bumrah played Ranji Trophy for the first 2-3 years. 2013 was his first year, and he didn’t have a good season in 2014. In 2015, it was so bad that there were discussions going on that he might have to be sent back home mid-season. But, he slowly began improving and Mumbai Indians really backed him. It was his own hard work and such backing that really brought out the best in him.”

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He also added, “ Surely, it was a massive loss for RCB as Kohli did not consider Bumrah. Just imagine what would have happened had Kohli given Bumrah’s inclusion into RCB a thought.”



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