IPL 2021 : On this day in 2013, Jasprit Bumrah debuted for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League

The world first saw pacer Jasprit Bumrah on April 4, 2013, when he made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut with Mumbai Indians, and went on to become a crucial cog for not just the franchise but also the Indian squad. Bumrah made his debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore, and after being struck for three fours in his first over, he scalped Virat Kohli. Bumrah’s 100th IPL wicket is also Kohli, an achievement he accomplished in the tournament’s final season.

Bowling alongside Lasith Malinga has aided him, and the Sri Lankan star has backed him up and given him trust. The master of yorkers has passed on his knowledge, and the two will return to wreak havoc in the 13th edition.

Returning to his debut game, Bumrah had a 3/32 batting average. In that season, he only played two games and went wicketless in the second.

He became a vital part of the franchise the following season, appearing in almost every match for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2014 edition of the IPL. Since then, the pacer has not looked back, proving his worth with the Men in Blue in any format of cricket.

Since his debut in the IPL, Bumrah has been a member of MI’s core community and has only featured for the Mumbai-based team. The left-arm seamer has 109 wickets in 92 IPL games so far, with the best figures of 4/14.

Bumrah made his India debut against Australia in an ODI three years after making his IPL debut.

The 27-year-old has appeared in 67 One-Day Internationals and 50 Twenty-20 Internationals for his country, taking 167 wickets in the white-ball format. He has 83 wickets in 19 Tests, including five 5-wicket hauls.

After skipping the last two Tests and the whole white-ball leg against England due to his wedding, Bumrah will be back in action in the 14th edition of the IPL.

On March 15, he married Sanjana Ganesan, a sports host and anchor. The IPL 2021 will begin on April 9, with defending champions MI facing Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in the tournament opener.

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