Year ago people asked if I am finished, now they say I am at my best: Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah couldn’t help but laugh at how the narrative about him has changed in a year’s time — from being someone whose career is finished to the one who is at the peak of his prowess.

In 2022, Bumrah underwent surgery for a lower back stress fracture and missed the T20 World Cup in Australia. Just before his comeback in a home bilateral series, he developed a strain and was out for more than 10 months. As a result, people became sceptical of his ability to handle the workload of three formats.

But Indian cricket’s rare gem sealed the lips of ‘Doubting Thomases’ with 67 wickets across three formats in the last one year, including a match-winning 3/14 against Pakistan in the low-scoring T20 World Cup thriller on Sunday.

“See a year ago, the same people were saying that I might not play again and my career is over and then now the question changed,” he said taking a shot at all those who doubted his ability to fight back.

India restricted Pakistan to 113/7 after posting a mere 119 here thanks largely to Bumrah’s stupendous performance.

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