Jasprit Bumrah: Biography| Career| IPL| Age| Wife| Controversy

If you think about one of the most complete pace bowlers India ever had, who can play for the Indian team in all three international formats in T20s, ODIs, and Test cricket, one name that would rise above all in the present time is Jasprit Bumrah, who is one of the most lethal bowlers of the Indian cricket team. He is the most complete package who can bowl fast and full in initial overs and yorkers in death overs. Whenever India required wickets to win the match, Jasprit Bumrah delivered them. But how this unorthodox slingy action bowler made his name in such a competitive sport and what inspired him to play cricket, let’s look at his brief biography.

Jasprit Bumrah: Childhood and Early Days:

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Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah was born on December 6, 1993 (age 29) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to Jasbir Singh (his father) and Daljit Bumrah (his mother), and at the very young age of 7, he lost his father. Since then, his mother, Daljit Singh, raised him and provided him everything needed to become a successful cricketer. His mother was a school teacher back then, and in the same school (Nirman High School in Ahmedabad) he studied during his childhood days. At the age of 14, he started developing an interest in cricket, and that’s when his first coach, Kishore Trivedi, saw his talent and started grooming him as a bowler.

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Jasprit Bumrah’s Cricket Career:

Domestic Career:

Jasprit Bumrah started his domestic career in October 2013 when he started playing first-class cricket from Gujarat. He made his domestic T20 debut against Maharashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where his bowling skills helped Gujarat win the trophy that year, and he was awarded man of the match for his exceptional bowling figures of 3/14 in the final of the tournament.

He made his list-A debut against Pakistan U-23 while playing for India U-23, and the team went on to lift the trophy. He played several matches in domestic cricket and improved his bowling skills; in his 276 matches, he scalped 483 wickets.

IPL Career.

The IPL was the stage where his talent got recognized by the players and selectors, though Mumbai Indians’ erstwhile coach John Wright noticed his talent during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, and without any delay he inducted the young bowler into the Mumbai Indians. In 2013, he made his IPL debut, playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In his first few balls of his first over, he was smashed for boundaries by Virat Kohli, but he did a stunning comeback and sent Virat Kohli to the pavilion in the same over. In his debut match, he took three wickets for 32 runs.

Bumrah played just two matches that season, but he was retained by the Mumbai Indians for the next season of the IPL. He was underutilized by the Mumbai Indians, and his appearance was limited, but the youngster had a zeal to learn and add more variations to his bowling, and who else is better than the legend Lasith Malinga, who was also playing for the Mumbai Indians camp back then? Jasprit learned a lot from Lasith Malinga, especially bowling yorkers, which made him India’s death-over specialist in his upcoming years.

International Career:

The international career of Jasprit Bumrah started in 2016 when he was inducted into the team against Australia and made his international ODI debut on January 23, 2016. In his debut match, he got 2 wickets and was the most economical bowler from the Indian side in the match. He made his international T20 debut in the same year against Australia, and in his first T20 match, he displayed his bowling prowess to restrict the host team from reaching the target set by India. After making his debut in the ODIs and T20s, now it is his turn to make an appearance in the longest format of cricket, and he made his debut in Test cricket against South Africa in 2017 at Newlands in Cape Town on January 5, 2018.

His maiden test wicket was AB De Villiers, and he continued to get wickets in test cricket. He became only the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in test cricket when India was playing test cricket against the West Indies.

Some Unknown and amazing facts about Jasprit Bumrah:

  • He is the 1st Asian bowler who took 5 wickets in a single test inning in England, South Africa, and Australia in the same calendar year.
  •  He surpassed the record of Dileep Joshi after taking 48 wickets in his debut year in test cricket, the Indian player record stayed for 40 years.
  •  Jasprit Bumrah openly gives credit for his death over Yorkers’ specialty to Lasith Malinga.
  •  He was only 7 years old when his father died and his mother raised him and his sister single-handedly.
  •  The fast bowler took 7 wickets in his first-class debut match.

Jasprit Bumrah Net Worth:

Jasprit Bumrah’s net worth is estimated at around Rs 56 crore. The majority of his earnings are from playing cricket matches for Team India; apart from that, he also earns huge sums of money from brand endorsements and playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, as Mumbai Indians retain the yorker specialist every year by spending huge money on him.

Social and Personal life of Jasprit Bumrah:

Coming to his social life, Jasprit is quite active on social media and loves sharing his happy moments with his followers. He has over 10 million followers on Instagram. Jasprit Bumrah married famous model and presenter Sanjana Ganesan in March 2021. He has a sister named Juhika Bumrah, who is older than him.


While playing against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, he got the wicket of Fakhar Zaman, but it was a no-ball, and Fakhar Zaman smashed a century in that match. Team India lost that match following the incident. Jaipur Police used the incident to develop an awareness poster to make people follow traffic rules, to which Jasprit Bumrah seemed disappointed and tweeted.

“Well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country.

Jasprit on his twitter account
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