Jasprit Bumrah made it clear that he doesn't think about the competition for the Purple Cap and is focused on executing his roles and winning another IPL title with the Mumbai Indians. When asked if he is keeping track of Kagiso Rabada's tally, Bumrah's response was a big no as he said it's okay even if doesn't pick up wickets but his eyes are firmly set on the ultimate goal.
Jasprit Bumrah set a new Indian record for the most wickets by a local bowler in a single edition of the IPL as he took his tally to 27. The Purple Cap is now with the Mumbai Indians pacer as he overtook Kagiso Rabada's tally of 25 on the wicket-takers list at IPL 2020.
Jasprit Bumrah came up with his best figures in T20 cricket - 4/14 in 4 overs -- as he led Mumbai Indians' demolition of Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 Qualifier 1 on Thursday in Dubai. Bumrah got in-form Shikhar Dhawan for 0 with an unplayable yorker and removed DC captain Shreyas Iyer just when he was looking to get going. Bumrah was brought back into the attack in the 16th over when Marcus Stoinis, batting on 65 from 45 balls, was looking to put some pressure on MI.
Bumrah got the big wicket of Stoinis with a length ball that seamed in and knocked the middle-stump off. Bumrah hit the final nail in the coffin for DC on Thursday with the wicket of Daniel Sams in his 3rd over.
"I am okay with not getting wickets and winning the tournament. I don't look at the wickets. I have been given a role, and I try to execute that. Take it ball by ball," Bumrah said.
Jasprit Bumrah opens up on equation with Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah talked up his equation with partner-in-crime and New Zealand pacer Trent Boult, saying they share knowledge by discussing a lot about the game. Bumrah and Boult have picked up 49 wickets between them so far as MI have been a lethal force with the new-ball.
It was Boult who triggered Delhi Capitals' collapse on Thursday as he removed Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane for 0s in the first over. Boult walked off with a groin strain but Rohit Sharma confirmed that the left-arm pacer will be available for Tuesday's final.
"This is the first time I have played with Trent, our conversations have been very good. He is a very skillful bowler. We discuss different fields, the different ways to bowl, and what to do in different situations," Bumrah said.