BUMRAH IS EXCITED TO BE PLAYING TEST CRICKET: SHASTRI
Bumrah is excited to be playing Test cricket
'I remember my first call to him, it was in Kolkata. I asked him would he be interested in Test cricket. He said that would be the biggest day of his life.'
Jasprit Bumrah became the first Indian pace to become the World No 1 one bowler in Test cricket after his nine-wicket haul in the 2nd Test against England in Vizag earlier this week.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri always knew that Jasprit Bumrah was "desperate and hungry" to play Test cricket as the pace sensation didn't ever liked being stereotyped as a "white-ball specialist".
Bumrah is the first Indian pacer to be ranked No. 1 in the ICC Test rankings.
The 30-year-old's pace prowess was on full display as he claimed a remarkable match haul of 9/91, playing a pivotal role in India's series-levelling victory in the Vizag Test. In the process, he also became the fastest Indian to 150 Test wickets.
In an interview to former England skipper Michael Atherton, who writes for The Times, Shastri remembered his conversation with Bumrah where the pacer had told him playing Test would be the "biggest day" of his life.