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Throwback Thursday: Jasprit Bumrah posts childhood pic on Children's Day; call mom his 'constant'

The 25-yr-old says he did not idolise any particular player.

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Nov 14, 2019, 05.56 PM IST
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The 25-year-old, who grew up in a neighbourhood in Ahmedabad, says he watched a lot of TV while growing up.
The pacer who is recovering from a back injury shares how fast bowlers inspired him to pursue his dream, and how he hopes to inspire others.

It's Children's Day today and a number of famous people are sharing their childhood pictures to commemorate the day on social media. Jasprit Bumrah is also one of those as he shared a picture with his mother. He called his hair messy and his mom a constant by his side.


A few days ago at an event in Mumbai, the Indian cricketer shared some tales from his childhood. The ODI No 1 bowler said, "As a child, I wanted to be a cricketer as I watched a lot of television. I was not a big cartoon fan. I used to watch cricket, day in and day out. I tried to replicate that in the gullies when I played with my friends."

The 25-year-old, who grew up in a neighbourhood in Ahmedabad, says he did not have a particular player who he was inspired by. But there was one category who he looked up to. Today he can be counted in the same league as some of his pace idols.

"I always liked fast bowlers and watched them on the television. I was always inspired by them and wanted to be like that. The intimidating factor, so much of excitement comes in when they bowl. I am lucky and grateful that I now play international cricket and young people watch me," he said.

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