Jasprit Bumrah asks youngsters to focus on domestic cricket

Bumrah is currently rested for the Nidahas Trophy.

Bumrah has flourished as a bowler under Kohli's captaincy. ( Getty Images)

Jasprit Bumrah's cricket career has just completed two years in international cricket and in no time has evolved himself as the spearhead of the Indian attack in ODIs and T20Is. 

He also made his Test debut earlier this year in the Test series against South Africa.  Jasprit Bumrah has taken it on him to make the young turks realise that domestic cricket is still the way to go and most important when it comes to making it to the Indian set-up.

Taking to Twitter, Bumrah wrote: “this series played a very important role in my career. I made my international debut after this and started playing more often in the IPL. Really, as they say, domestic cricket shapes a cricketer for everything."


In the recently announced contracts, the matchday fees of domestic cricketers have been hiked from Rs10,000 per day to Rs35,000. Bumrah meanwhile has been upgraded to Grade A in recent BCCI contracts since he is regular member of the Indian squad in all the formats. Having made an impressive start to his Test career, one expects Bumrah to be a regular member of the Test outfit now. 

“I think that is very commendable from Rahul (Johri) and the Board. And as he said I have been harping for it for the last one-and-half years, increase the money for first-class players. I would still request him (Johri) to increase a bit more because they are first class players, a lot of them will not become Ajinkya Rahane's and Virat Kohli's,” Ganguly had said.

By Anshuman Roy - 13 Mar, 2018

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