Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah gave credits to Shane Bond to shape his career.
Indian star and Mumbai Indians (MI) speedster Jasprit Bumrah said that MI’s bowling coach Shane Bond has helped him a lot in shaping his career after he joined the franchise back in 2015.
Over the years, Jasprit Bumrah has evolved and has made himself a vital cog for not only his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians but he is also a key player in the Indian national team in all three formats.
Bumrah will lead the pace attack of the Indian Test team in the upcoming World Test Championship final against New Zealand along with Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Siraj.
In a video shared by Mumbai Indians on social media, Bumrah said that “I met him (Bond) for the first time in 2015. As a child, I had seen him bowl and was always very fascinated by how he used to bowl for New Zealand, and how he used to operate.”
Bumrah feels that his assistance over these years has persuaded him to broaden his zone of bowling which has made him quite successful in the international format.
“When I met him over here, it was a good experience. He helped me a lot to open my mind to different things that I could try on the cricket field. So that was very good and that relationship has only gotten better each and every year,” added the Gujarat pacer.
Bond reckons that Jasprit Bumrah is the best death bowler in international cricket at the moment.
The former New Zealand pacer and current commentator and bowling coach, Shane Bond was roped in by Mumbai Indians as the bowling coach of the franchise in 2015. Bond has also played the IPL for Shahrukh Khan’s franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the third season of the IPL.
Bond has scalped 87 test wickets, 147 ODI wickets and 25 T20I wickets in his international career playing for New Zealand.
Trent Boult, James Neesham and Adam Milne also praised Shane Bond:
Besides Bumrah, other Mumbai Indians pacers with the likes of Trent Boult, Adam Milne and James Neesham also applauded their compatriot coach for guiding them year by year.
“He (Shane Bone) is a tremendous thinker of the game and a pretty good tactician,” said Trent Boult who also hails from New Zealand.
“He has been here for a long time, he knows what he is doing and he puts in a lot of work into making sure that the bowlers are well equipped and have got enough information to make some decisions on the day. Yeah, really enjoy working with him,” said Boult, who has played 71 Tests.
“He (Shane Bond) was the New Zealand bowling coach when I started. We worked really well together. Even the first training, turning up he had things he wanted me to work on and things he had been observing. He is certainly proactive in that space, which is good for me,” said James Neesham.
Adam Milne who was bought by Mumbai Indians (MI) for INR 3.20 Crores in the auctions held in february said that Bond has been shaping him since he was 17-years old.
“He’s been huge for me, in my career. He has been helping me out since I was 17-years old when I was not that knowledgeable. He has taught me different aspects of the game and always helped me here and there. He has been very influential in my career,” said Adam Milne on Shane Bond’s coaching.