Best way to bowl to Hardik Pandya, don’t bowl to him at all: Jasprit Bumrah

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first_imgHardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah starred for Mumbai Indians in their Super Over victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 2 which meant that MI joined Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals in the playoffs stage. Both Pandya and Bumrah picked 2 wickets apiece but Manish Pandey’s 71* almost brought Sunrisers home.Pandya, who bowled the last over of SRH’s innings, couldn’t defend six of the last ball as Pandey hit the ball over the ropes to take the match into the super over. But a superb over from Bumrah saw SRH being able to muster just 8 runs. Pandya then returned to hit a six off the first ball off Rashid Khan to all but seal the match.After the match, Pandya and Bumrah went for a chat regarding how the match and the season has gone for them. Given that Pandya has been in ominous batting form this IPL season, Bumrah asked him if the best way to bowl to him was ‘not to bowl’, Pandya laughed away the suggestion, saying ‘maybe’.”Maybe! I’d like to think that way but everything is coming off nicely. The environment in the team is so good that even if you are down (they lift you up). I want to thank everyone in the team as they were there during the toughest time. That’s how this team plays and its been fantastic,” responded Pandya.Pandya then returned the favour by asking Bumrah what went through his mind during the Super Over, to which Bumrah said that ‘backing yourself’ in such situations is very important.advertisement”Just focusing on what I have to do during the super over; in tough situations, you try to back yourself as much as you can while trying to keep things simple. That’s my approach and it works for me,” replied Bumnrah.Commenting on Pandya’s last over where he leaked 16 runs off the final over, Bumrah said that he doesn’t want to confuse the bowler in such situations by clouding his thinking.”If there are too many people (giving directions) we might end up confusing you too much. But we want you to back yourself. Whatever ball you feel like bowling, you should bowl it and it is your decision,” said a smiling Bumrah.Also Read | Feels good: Rohit Sharma elated as Mumbai Indians seal IPL 2019 playoffs berthAlso Read | IPL 2019 Playoff Scenarios: 4 teams in race for the final berthlast_img

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