Jasprit Bumrah and Yuvraj Singh interacted with each other and their fans on Instagram Live and during the interaction, they both asked each other ample questions. During the Live session, the former India batsman quizzed Bumrah into choosing the best match-finisher between himself and MS Dhoni. The question was obviously very tricky but the pacer’s cheeky reply won everyone’s heart. Bumrah replied, “I cannot pick one, choosing between Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni is like choosing between mum and dad.”
Although Bumrah was trying to avoid the question, Yuvraj kept insisting. Yuvi even said that he won’t mind if Bumrah chooses MS Dhoni over him.
Further, in the interaction, Yuvraj asked one tougher question which left Bumrah baffled. The former India all-rounder asked Bumrah to choose who the best batsman is between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
The 26-year old pacer, however, tried to dodge the question saying that he doesn’t have much experience.
Yuvraj then went on to praise Bumrah by saying that the pacer has the potential to become the number one bowler in the world in all three formats of the game. During the Instagram Live session Yuvraj said, “You need to believe that you would be the number one bowler in the world. You should not be bothered about what the outside world thinks.”
He further added, “You have the potential to be the number one bowler in the world in all the formats. Your focus should be to become the number one bowler for the next two years. You are the most mature guy on the side. You are one of the nicest guys.”
Bumrah also said that people had ruled out a cricket career for him because of his unusual bowling action. He said, “Many people told me that I won’t play for long, there was an expectation that the last person to play for the country would be me.”
The right-arm pacer further added, “They told me that I would just play one or two Ranji Trophy games, that it (the action) is difficult for the body. But I kept on improving and I persisted with my action.”
Talking about Jasprit Bumrah, he played his last game against New Zealand earlier this year. He managed to grab six wickets but his side lost the series by 2-0.
Bumrah is currently ranked as the number two bowler in the ICC ODI Rankings while he is on the seventh spot in the ICC Test Rankings.