Unbeaten Australian opener of the first ODI against India, David Warner got surprised by the yorkers and bouncers of India’s paceman Jasprit Bumrah.
Though Warner remained unbeaten on 128 in his team’s 10-wicket win against India at the Wankhede Stadium, he was baffled at many occasions while dealing with Bumrah’s challenge.
Skipper Aaron Finch also hit a blazing hundred (110 not out) as the Australians romped home with plenty to spare.
When asked about Bumrah, David Warner said: “It’s about being nice and still. I can’t imagine someone like Brett Lee running in from almost the boundary and just sort of staggering in there and all of a sudden bowl 150kmph, it takes a while to get used to and that’s great skill from Bumrah.”
“His (Bumrah’s) bouncers surprise you, his yorkers surprise you and then when he bowls the change-up it’s very, very difficult, it’s like when Lasith Malinga at his prime, he bowled 140kmph and swung them.”... But you knew you were going to get a yorker or a bouncer but it was how are you going to play that and that’s what’s so unique,” added Warner.
Bumrah had an off day at the Wankhede and would be raring to go when the two teams face off each other at Rajkot.