Jasprit Bumrah reveals why Zlatan Ibrahimovic is his inspiration


Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has revealed that he takes inspiration from Swedish football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Talking to Instagram live with India opener Rohit Sharma said that he loves the way Ibrahimovic rose from the ashes to become one of the best in the business.

“I love Ibra. I can relate to his story that people did not take him seriously and then he became a star. I can relate as I think people took me lightly initially and then I proved them wrong, I am still trying.” Bumrah said.

Bumrah also spoke about his relationship with Sri Lanka T20 captain and veteran pacer Lasith Malinga as both plays for Mumbai Indians in IPL.

“The communication was difficult initially. He taught me the mindset when he gets hit, he smiles. I used to get annoyed at the beginning but he explained there is no point getting angry when get hit,” Bumrah added.