We need to learn from our mistakes, says Jasprit Bumrah: India vs south africa 2018
India did not expect such a bad start of the South African tour but the fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah said on Thursday that Confidence doesn’t dent after one match,” Bumrah said. “If it happens, then you don’t deserve to play.
South Africa defeated India by 72 runs in the first Test match in Cape Town by four wickets in the four-day , take 1-0
lead in series . The second Test will start here from Saturday.Speaking to reporters, the seamer added that he wishes to take the confidence he gained from the match for the rest of the tour. “As a bowler, my motto is not to get too excited and not to get too down after every match. I want to take confidence into the next match,” he said.
But in spite of huge defeat , Bumrah said that India team will look to bounce back in Centurion and will learn from their mistakes. “Confidence is not dented after one match. If it happens, then you don’t deserve to play. Learn from the mistake you made and go forward. There is not a single cricketer who has not made a mistake,” he said. “It was a first good Test and a good learning experience for me because I have never played over here in South Africa. So I had a lot of things to learn from it. Now it is time to move forward and focus on the second Test,” he added.
bumrah added that the overseas conditions bit for him but said it will help him in becoming a better bowler. “It’s always challenging whenever you come to a new country. The wickets are different and the weather is different. So it’s always good to face new challenges. As you play more and more, you get to know a lot about
the wickets. You get a fair idea about where to bowl and what kind of lines to bowl. It’s been good so far. I am still learning and hopefully in the further matches,I will be able to do better,” he said.
Not having played the format for this long, he said, was not on his mind as he prepared for his debut. “Not nervousness, 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,” Bumrah said when asked if he felt nervous when he was told he was going to play.
There was a discussion that I would play the match, so I was talking to our bowling coach on what kind of things I should do, what kind of wickets are over here or what should I expect. You can think ‘this is going to happen’ and ‘that’s going to happen’ but as soon as you’re in, things are different. My basic plan was to go inside and have a feel of the wicket and changes should be made accordingly.
bumrah said that it took some time for us to get used to the conditions in the first Test we had learn from the mistake and we were more disciplined in the second innings. “We realized what mistakes we made in the first innings, so (on day four) we were trying to create pressure from both ends and focus on our lengths which were wrong in the first innings. We just tried to correct them and not overdo things because over here when there is help from the wicket, you try to do extra but that won’t help. So we were just trying to be disciplined and stick to basics,” he said]]>