A superb spell from pace spearhead Jasprith Bumrah (3-15) handed Mumbai a much-needed win against fellow Play-off chasers Kings XI. After the game, while talking to the media, the pacer was asked how does he go about death bowling, an area where Bumrah is widely regarded as an expert.
"On a good day, when you have a clear plan, you are able to execute whatever you want," Bumrah said. "So it worked for me. On some days, it doesn't work. So I don't look at what has happened before, what will happen in the future. My focus is always to have a clear plan, I plan and I back myself in whichever situation I'm bowling."
"Clarity is very important when you're bowling at the death. My basic plan is to have a good clarity. Even on a bad day when a batsman hits you, you have to execute your plan, " explained Bumrah.
When asked about his lacklustre start to the season, Bumrah stated that his focus never wavered even when his form dipped.
"With one or two games, in three hours I always believe a player does not become bad," he said. "I always feel that you have done it before you can do it again. So you don't think of opinions or what is going on outside. In that game also, I was backing my plan, I was not able to execute. In this game, I was backing my plan still and I had the belief that I'll be able to bowl a good over. You always want to bowl a good over but some days it doesn't go your way because at the position where I bowl, it is difficult, especially at this ground with the dew going around."