Nottingham: India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has attributed his quick return from an injury and the subsequent second five-wicket haul in Test cricket to the hard work he does away from the camera and fitness regime.
“When I made my first class debut, my first spell was of 10 overs. So I was always used to bowling lot of overs in Ranji Trophy, which always helps. That helped me today (Tuesday) as well,” he said after the end of fourth day’s play.
“When I was injured I was working on my fitness and my training schedules. I was always in touch with our trainers so that whenever I come (back) I should be in good space. All of that helped today,” added Bumrah.
“You don’t get anything easy. You have to work hard for it. That hard work makes you successful on days like these. The hard work we do away from the camera is what bears results on days like these,” he said.
In limited-overs cricket, you outsmart the batsmen. But Test cricket is all about consistency and patience. It doesn’t matter if I bowl to a left-hander or a right-hander
England were reduced to 62 for four at one stage before a 169-run partnership between Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes rescued the hosts for nearly the next two sessions.
“In white-ball cricket things are different — over there you outsmart the batsman, and over here in Test cricket it’s all about patience and consistency. That was my main focus. You can’t blast the batsmen out,” he asserted.