IPL 2021: Shreyas Gopal imitated Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling action during training.© Instagram
Jasprit Bumrah’s unconventional bowling action is an enigma in itself. While his unorthodox action is difficult to imitate, Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Shreays Gopal claims that he imitates Bumrah’s action better that the fast bowler himself. In a video tweeted by his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals, Gopal can be seen mimicking bowling actions of Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Sing and Jasprit Bumrah, and to his credit he does a great job at all three, especially Bumrah. Bragging about how perfectly well he copies the Mumbai Indians fast bowler’s action, he said even Bumrah has told him that he imitates it better than him.
“I have shown it to Bumrah himself.. And he’s said I imitate him better than he does it himself,” Shreyas Gopal, says in the video tweeted by Rajasthan Royals.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 21, 2021
Shreyas Gopal has featured in only game for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2021 so far where he conceded 40 runs and failed to pick up any wicket. Gopal played 14 matches for RR last year and picked up 10 wickets.
Rajasthan Royals, despite putting some decent performances, have struggled for wins this season, only managing one in three matches.
Rajasthan Royals lost to Punjab Kings by four runs in their opening match but bounced back strongly to beat last year’s runners-up Delhi Capitals by three wickets. After losing to Chennai Super Kings 45 runs in their previous game, they are currently second from bottom on the points table, with only two points under their belt.
Rajasthan Royals will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next fixture on Thursday and beating them will be a tough task for them as RCB are the only unbeaten side in the tournament so far.
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