I can relate to Ibrahimovic's story: Jasprit Bumrah to Rohit Sharma

MUMBAI: pacemaker from India Jasprit Bumrah on Wednesday he said he was inspired by the Swedish star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and how he rose from the ashes to become one of the best in the business.

Talking on Instagram live with the India starter Rohit Sharma , Bumrah said: I love Ibra. I can relate to his story that people didn't take him seriously and then he became a star. I can relate as I think people took me lightly initially and then proved wrong, I'm still upset.

Bumrah is currently the # 1 ODI bowler. He rose in rank playing for Mumbai Indians at Indian Premier League (IPL) and I had a forgettable first outing.

In his debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Bumrah was crushed to three limits by Virat Kohli at your first finished IPL. However, what followed was a ribbon cut to his glorious cricket career.

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Rohit and Bumrah, both teammates at Mumbai Indians with the former leading the team to their record fourth title, also spoke on Sri Lanka T20 captain and veteran pacer Lasith Malinga who also plays for Mumbai Indians . Rohit asked Bumrah on his relation with Malinga.

Communication was initially difficult. He taught me the mindset when they hit him, smile. He used to tease me at first, but he explained that there is no point in getting angry, Bumrah said.

Bumrah also said he looked forward to bowling with New Zealand pacer Trent Boult at IPL but with it now being postponed due to the coronavirus, he has to wait.

When I was in Delhi, I asked him about slower balls. I also met him in New Zealand and spoke to him.

Rohit said that Mumbai had a balanced team this term and that it would have done well.

I was looking forward to this (season) having a deadly new ball combination, we had all the bases covered. IPL would have been exciting, but this can't be controlled anyway, said India's limited vice captain and one of the best white-ball hitters.