Jasprit Bumrah and his mother, Daljit Bumrah recalled the old days of struggle that they had to face when he was a kid, in a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their Twitter handle.
The owner of Mumbai Indians, Nita Ambani, was present at the Sports Business Summit in London on Monday. She spoke about the transformational journey of a young kid named Jasprit Bumrah discovered by MI who became a ‘world-beater’ in a short span.
Mumbai Indians posted the video on their Twitter handle and captioned it, “’Talent can come from anywhere and reach the pinnacle of success.’ Watch the transformational journey of @Jaspritbumrah93 from a rookie to a world-beater #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #LeaderInSport #LeadersWeek #NitaAmbani @ril_foundation”
“Talent can come from anywhere and reach the pinnacle of success.”— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 9, 2019
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“Talent can come from anywhere and reach the pinnacle of success. I would like to share with you the transformational journey of a young boy who was discovered by Mumbai Indians from a small town of India,” Mrs. Ambani said before the video was displayed on the screen.
In the video, an emotional Jasprit and his mother talked about the difficulties they had to face after his father passed away when he was just 5.
“When he was five-year-old, I lost my husband,” she recalled. Jasprit joined in and said, “After that we couldn't afford anything. I had one pair of shoes. I used to have one pair of T-shirts. I used to wash them every day and use it again and again. So, as a child you know you hear stories that sometimes these things happen that some people come and watch you and you get picked up like this. But it actually happened.”
His mother also talked about how happy she was seeing him play in the IPL on TV and actually started crying.
She said, “The first time when I saw him on that IPL match on TV, I couldn't stop crying. He has seen me struggle financially and physically also.”
The 25-year-old is now ranked No. 1 in ICC ODI Bowler Rankings since March 2019. However, currently he is out of action and is treating his lower back stress fracture in London.