2019 World Cup: I do not take praise or criticism seriously, says Jasprit Bumrah

LEEDS: I do not take praise or criticism seriously, he says Jasprit Bumrah , who has as much modesty in him as his extraordinary bowling skills, attributing the race of India to the semifinals of the World Cup to the effort of the team.


The only focus for me is my preparation, my execution and what I can do for the team.

Bumrah was willing to share the applause with the rest of the attack, even though he was the undoubted star of the bowling show during the victory.

The 25-year-old Ahmedabad player joined Lockie Ferguson of New Zealand, Mohammad Amir of Pakistan and Jofra Archer of England in third place with 17 windows in the masterpiece, after claiming 3/37 of its 10 players in Headingley.

Everyone is taking a lot of responsibility, so that's very good, said Bumrah.

When you have an additional responsibility, then you try harder and your execution is good, so it's a good sign for us.

In most of our World Cup games, we have only had five bowlers who have played bowls and that's the way it has been all the time. Everyone has had a good run here. It has been a good campaign for us, all have collaborated with windows and with the bat as well, so it has been a case so far, very well.

Bumrah gave an equally inconspicuous response when asked how he felt receiving a lot of praise as the axis of India's attack in his first World Cup.

You see it Hardik Pandya taking land, you see Mohammed Shami Taking windows and I also took windows, so that's what's positive for us in the future.

Everyone has had a good race here. It has been a good campaign for us, everyone has contributed with windows and with the bat, said Bumrah after becoming the second fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 windows in the international one day.

There is a healthy competition. It's a good headache when everyone is performing and everyone is in good condition and that's something you love to have in a crucial game like the semifinal next week.