Always wanted to make a mark in Tests: Bumrah

Mumbai: Branded a limited-overs specialist at the beginning of his career, Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah on Friday said it was nothing short of a dream come true when he made the Test side as success in the longest format is what he always craved for.
Bumrah is just 12 Tests old and already has 62 wickets to his credit. “For me, Test cricket was very important and I always wanted to play Test cricket and didn’t want to be a cricketer who has played (only) T20s and ODIs. I gave a lot of importance to Test cricket…I always wanted to make a mark in Test cricket,” Bumrah said at a promotional event here. “I had the belief that I have done well in first-class cricket, then I could replicate that in Test matches. The journey has just started, just played 12 Tests…when I made my Test debut in South Africa after playing two years of international cricket, it was a dream come true (moment).
“Being there playing in the white jersey was a great feeling and then slowly contributing to team success gave me satisfaction,” the pacer, who became the third Indian to pick a hat-trick in Test cricket, said.
Bumrah, who has picked up 62 wickets from 12 Tests so far, was speaking after being signed as the brand ambassador of ‘Royal Stag’.
Asked to pick his ‘making it large’ moment, Bumrah singled out his first Test five-wicket haul, that he took against South Africa at Johannesburg in 2018.
While Bumrah has been rested for the T20 series against South Africa, he will return for the three-Test series against the Proteas at Visakhapatnam on October 2. (PTI)

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