Team not Individual Ego is what counts with Indian Cricket Squad

News item in CRICKET AGE, July 2018, where the title “No Individual Goals In Indian Team, Says Jasprit Bumrah”

Jasprit Bumrah missed out on the limited-over series against England due to a thumb injury that he sustained during the Ireland T20I but was named in the 18-member Test squad. However, he will be available for selection from the 2nd Test onwards. Ahead of the Test series, Jasprit Bumrah shed some light on the morale of the Indian cricket team and what does Test cricket mean to him. “The team, as a unit, is very close. Everybody is really happy. Everybody is enjoying each other’s success. There is no jealousy. Everybody is happy when the team is doing well,” Jasprit Bumrah was quoted as saying by the official website of the Mumbai Indians.”

“We’ve done well in the past two-three years. There are no individual goals that a specific player wants to achieve. It’s a team goal. The team is shaping up really well for the World Cup too,” Bumrah further added. “I always wanted to play Test cricket. My longtime dream was to play Tests. I was happy when I finally got to play it in South Africa,” he said.

Talking about his preparation for the England Test series, Bumrah said, “I never plan according to the tour or I don’t have any personal goals. I take it one day at a time. If there’s a practice session, I just focus on the practice session.”

 

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