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Would Have Tried To Play For The Canadian Team: Jasprit Bumrah Reveals He Almost Left India

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Jasprit Bumrah revealed he almost left India for Canada |Courtesy-AP

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jasprit Bumrah revealed he almost left India
  • Bumrah made the revelation to wife Sanjana Ganeshan
  • Bumrah plays for Mumbai Indians in the IPL

Jasprit Bumrah is the true definition of a once-in-a generation cricketer and has already made a good case for being India’s greatest ever pacer in history. The star pacer is a rare gem in world cricket, who is by far among the best in the world in all three formats of the game and an x-factor for both the Indian cricket team in international cricket as well as the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Bumrah is a player that has transformed the fortunes of Indian cricket, and the current generation is bound to feel lucky that the Indian team, who are traditionally not known for their pace bowling resources, have gotten the services of the 30-year-old in this period.

However, Bumrah has revealed that India was close to losing his services as he was set to move to Canada to complete his education. The star pacer stated that his family was ready to leave the country to stay with their relatives, but a late change forced them to reconsider the decision.

“We have had these conversations before. Every boy wants to make it big and play cricket. Every street has 25 players who want to play for India. You have to have a backup plan. Our relative lives there. I though I will finish my education and…my uncle lives there. First we though we would go as a family, then my mum did not want to go there as it’s a different culture. I am very happy and very lucky that things worked out, Otherwise I don’t know I would have tried to play for the Canadian team and do something there as well,” Bumrah told his wife Sanjana Ganeshan in an interaction on Jio Cinema.

Bumra has played 36 Tests, 89 ODIs, and 62 T20Is for the national team, for which he has 159, 149, and 74 wickets, respectively.

The Mumbai Indians (MI) star has a stunning tally of 150 wickets in the IPL and is second on the list of Indian pacers with the most wickets in the league’s history.

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