Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been a death bowler for India for quite some time now. On Saturday versus Gujarat Lions (GL), the game went into the 'Super Over' and the lean seamer lived up to the faith of Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma in the Indian Premier League (IPL) game and again showed why he has got nerves of steel! Bowling the first Super Over of his life, Bumrah had a awful start to the over, bowling a no-ball and then a wide, a ball later. But, the 23-year-old gave away 0,1,0,1, in the next four balls, helping his team snatch a thrilling victory from the jaws of defeat.
It was 12.20 am, when the game got over. People involved with Mumbai Indians were not only celebrating Mumbai's scintillating victory, but also their skipper Rohit Sharma's birthday.
Rohit Sharma, who turned 30, couldn't control his emotions and said that he got a perfect birthday present.
"A good birthday present. First time part of the Super Over, something new for us. We got a good start, wicket was always going to get slower," Sharma said after the victory.
After a emphatic over by the Mumbai bowler, social media erupted with congratulatory messages.
Sharma also showered cheer on Man of the Match Krunal Pandya for maintaining his cool till the end of Mumbai Indians chase.
"We got off to a good start, were sitting pretty until the 10th over, knew the wicket was getting slower and the target was going to be tough. We knew they would bowl well, losing wickets wasn't great, but Krunal did very well to stay till the end," he said.
GL captain Raina too credited Bumrah for his stunning performance in the Super Over.
"Very exciting game. Bumrah bowled a very good over. With that reverse swing and accuracy, you can't do much. The wicket was pretty slow and we tried hard," Raina said.