Sports news | Playing test cricket for India is the biggest motivation for me: Bumrah


Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India]Feb 5 (ANI): Pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who made his home debut in the longest format of the game on Friday, said he didn’t need an extra boost as playing Test Cricket for India is the biggest motivator for him.

Picking two wickets on day one of the first Test against England, Bumrah played his first longest-format game on home turf today after completing 17 Tests for India.

The first test will be played behind closed doors, but the second test, which is scheduled to start on February 13, will be 50 percent attended by spectators. However, it doesn’t really matter to Bumrah whether he plays in front of the crowd or behind closed doors.

“I think we were fine (morale) until the second session. At the beginning of the last session we felt a little flat. Especially when the gates don’t prefer you, we were a bit boring. For me, I don’t.” I don’t need any additional noise or anything to push myself. It depends on individual to individual, “Bumrah told the media during the virtual press conference at the end of the action on the first day at MA Chidambaram Stadium.

“I keep telling myself when I’m not bowling well how to choose wickets. There is no greater motivation than playing for India. This is the best format and my favorite too. I accept all possible results.” I keep getting better and better and take advice from others in order to improve, “he added.

Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar were added to the squad after all-rounder Axar Patel was banned from the first Test on Friday. Nadeem was later selected in the XI ahead of Kuldeep Yadav and many fans and cricket experts were upset by the decision.

“In hindsight we can talk about it well (the decision to play Shahbaz against Kuldeep) but this is the team we worked with. We will continue to support them. There is a job to be done right now and later, after that. ” We can discuss the selection in the game, “said Bumrah.

Meanwhile, Joe Root and Dom Sibley took England under control in the first test and formed an impressive 200-year partnership on the opening day. On stumps England’s score was 263/3, with Root playing on 128 runs. However, India ended the day on a high note when Bumrah Sibley, 87, fired in the 1990s. (ANI)

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