Bumrah praises Indian youngsters


India captain Jasprit Bumrah lauded the supremely confident youngsters who contributed to the team’s T20 series win in Ireland.

Persistent rain meant the third and final Twenty20 international at Malahide on Wednesday was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

India took the series 2-0 after a two-run win on the DLS method in the opener was followed by a 33-run victory in the second T20.

Bumrah, the India captain, was named player of the series for four wickets in two games at an average of 9.75 in his first appearances in nearly a year following back surgery.

“Very happy to be back and play some cricket. Frustrating when you’re waiting for a game to happen. Did not see this coming, weather was fine in the morning. An honour to lead the side, everyone was very eager and enthusiastic. Whenever you get an opportunity to lead your side, anyone would love to do that,” Bumrah said.

“As a cricketer, you always want responsibility. All good, no complaints (on fitness front). It is makes my job easier when players are so confident, and they tell me what to do.”

India are next in action in the Asia Cup, with their first game against arch-rivals and tournament co-hosts Pakistan on September 2.


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