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India vs South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah Draws Inspiration from 'Idol' Zlatan Ibrahimovic Ahead of 6th ODI

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: February 16, 2018, 8:07 AM IST
India vs South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah Draws Inspiration from 'Idol' Zlatan Ibrahimovic Ahead of 6th ODI

File image of Jasprit Bumrah and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Getty Image)

New Delhi: Star pacer Jasprit Bumrah seems to be taking inspiration from none other than Manchester United footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of the sixth ODI between South Africa and India, which is all set to be played in Centurion on Friday.

Bumrah posted an image of Zlatan on social media, which consisted of a famous short story from the Swedish legend. Bumrah's post read: #WordsOfWisdom #legend #idol #class @Ibra_official.

Zlatan is regarded as one of the most successful and prolific goal-scorers in the history of the 'beautiful game'. Also, the star striker is known for his outspoken nature and in your face attitude. Bumrah seems to be drawing inspiration from that very attitude that has made Zlatan one of the best in the world.

However, Bumrah seems to doing really well for himself in a series that has been dominated by the Indian team. He has been the leading pacer — in terms of wickets — across both the teams in the ODI series and he is only behind Indian spin duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the list.

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India have already won the 6-match series 4-1 but Virat Kohli and his troops will look to sign off with yet another win before they move onto the T20I series, which starts with the first match in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Teams (from):

India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.

South Africa: Aiden Markram (capt), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khayelihle Zondo, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), AB de Villiers.
First Published: February 16, 2018, 7:50 AM IST

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