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"I Switch Off The TV When...": Jasprit Bumrah's Take On New York's Bowling Friendly Pitches

Following his side's six run win over Pakistan in their ICC T20 World Cup clash, Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah opened up on his admiration for bowling that he has had since childhood and how run-fests do not really excite him. Jasprit Bumrah's miserly three-wicket haul which applied pressure on Pakistan batters and a counter-attacking, match-saving knock by Rishabh Pant powered India to a narrow win at a packed Nassau County Stadium which keeps India's World Cup dreams alive with two more group stage games to go.

Following the match, Bumrah in the post-match press conference expressed happiness with the appreciation that the bowlers got for their win, pointing out that India is a "batsman-loving country" and the recent edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was also a batter friendly run-fest.

"We are very happy that we did not come here with that baggage (of IPL being batter friendly) and when we are getting help here, we were trying to use it. I have played a lot of cricket in my young years.- when the bat and ball challenge is good it is more interesting to watch the match. When it is bat vs bat, I switch off the TV. I have been a fan of bowling since childhood. When there is a challenge between bat and ball, that is the game I like. No complaints. I am very happy," he added.

Speaking about the victory, Bumrah said that it was important not to get too desperate about bowling a "magic ball" rather it was vital to control the run flow and also look for wickets in a balanced way. India was looking to be accurate in conditions when the seam and swing had reduced and wanted to utilise large boundaries to their advantage, added Bumrah.

"Even when there is help, you can be desperate, and you can try to go fuller

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