India’s star pacer, Jasprit Bumrah, is renowned for his cool demeanor and his calm, collected approach to high-pressure matches. As India gears up to face arch-rivals Pakistan in their next ICC World Cup 2023 league encounter in Ahmedabad on October 14, Bumrah has reiterated his “no special preparations” mantra.
The upcoming Indo-Pak clash has the world in anticipation, with a massive 1.2 lakh capacity crowd expected at the refurbished stadium in Gujarat. However, Bumrah is not one to let the outside hype affect his game. He firmly believes in focusing on training and treating the fixture like any other game in the tournament, a strategy that has served him well.
Despite the intense rivalry between the two nations, Bumrah and the Indian team are avoiding any special plans or preparations for the showdown with Pakistan. Their approach remains unwavering and emphasizes playing to their strengths.
Speaking after his exceptional performance against Afghanistan in Delhi, Bumrah addressed the question of whether he feels the pressure or a heightened sense of occasion when facing Pakistan.
“Every team will have bowlers, every team will have batters. We also have batters, we also have bowlers. We’re not preparing any special way for any team. We’re looking at ourselves more than the other side because we’ve realized that if we focus on our team, focus on our strengths, everything takes care of itself. So yes, we are focusing on ourselves, our preparations, and strengths. If everything that is in our control, we control that, it gives us the best chance,” explained Bumrah.
The world’s premier limited-overs bowler believes in the power of self-preparation and concentrating on their strengths rather than being influenced by the external hype and expectations. Bumrah’s outstanding form in the World Cup and his disciplined approach make him an invaluable asset for the Indian team, a trump card as they progress deeper into the tournament.
As the cricketing world waits eagerly for the India-Pakistan clash, Bumrah’s dedication to the game and his steadfast approach serve as an inspiration for players and fans alike. In a match that carries tremendous emotional weight, Bumrah’s calm and collected attitude is a beacon of focus and determination for the Indian team.