Jasprit Bumrah is an antidote to the clam of ferocious pacers. He is normally calm and doesn't bust up like other pacers, but this England series has seen a different side of him. After James Anderson poked him with a barrage of bouncers, Bumrah gave it back and had few words to go along with that. Zaheer Khan, his mentor at Mumbai Indians, has stated that if by getting angry, Bumrah could perform the way he did, there was nothing wrong with it.
"If by getting angry, he can carry himself and perform like this, I believe he should at times needle the opposition. See, in the first innings, he had gone wicketless, and being the class bowler that he is, I am sure it must have bothered him," Zaheer was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
"After that, the whole Anderson episode that unfolded, the bouncers he bowled to him and then while batting, the manner in which the England pacer went after him all those things motivated him, and he channelized that anger in the right way. England must be thinking 'we should have let Bumrah bowl bouncers' and not mess with him. The intensity with which he bowled, was worth praising."
Bumrah bowled a solidly executed slower ball to Ollie Robinson started a trail of wickets and Mohammed Siraj finally wrapped up the proceedings. Zaheer was all praise for the delivery and stated that doing that from over the wicket made it even more interesting.
"Bowling a slower ball is challenging, but to bowl it from round the wicket, from that angle to get a batsman out LBW, you need (to) bowl from close to the wicket, which is never easy. Bumrah did a very tough job. The thought process was excellent. When you're coming round the wicket, even the batsman is thinking 'they might use the bouncer more'. To bring out that kind of variation and to have that thinking to get that wicket, Bumrah was fabulous," Zaheer added.