India's premium pacer Jasprit Bumrah asserted that he was not nervous on his Test debut. Bumrah, who is known to be a white-ball specialist and who’s hasn’t played a first-class for nearly 12 months, wasn’t feeling any pressure.
He revealed, “It’s not like in my life I was playing a first-class game for the first time, I have played a lot of four-day games. There was a discussion that I would play the match, so I was talking to our bowling coach what kind of things I should do, what kind of wickets are over here or what should I expect."
But despite his immense self-belief, it took him some time getting used to the conditions, and hence looked a trifle out of depth in the first innings.
He said, “It’s always challenging whenever you come to a new country, the wickets are different, the weather is different."
Despite making a decisive impact in the second innings, especially nailing the vital scalps of du Plessis and AB de Villiers, Bumrah specifies he’s not getting carried away.
He added, “It is not a dream debut. What ever I learnt from first match I was happy as a bowler. As a bowler you look to get his first wicket as early as possible and I got AB. It was happy, and from there on we took lot more wickets. Not to get too excited and not to get too down after every match is my motto and take the confidence into the next match."
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