SA vs IND: ‘Captaincy not something I like to chase, focus is on doing my job’ says Bumrah;

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SA vs IND: ‘Captaincy not something I like to chase, focus is on doing my job’ says Bumrah;

Sa vs IND: India pacer Jasprit Bumrah said on Monday that he would be honoured to be considered for the role of captain. But that it is not something he is chasing.

India and South Africa will play a three-match One-Day International series. With the opening match scheduled for Wednesday in Paarl. The Proteas had previously defeated India 2-1 in the Test series.

“For me, I am ready to contribute in whatever position and way I can. If given an opportunity to lead India, you will think about it. It is not something that I like to chase, I like to do my work, however, I can do the job. Me having a post or not does not really matter. That has always been my process and what I look to do. If given an opportunity, there is a no bigger honour than this but yeah, I try to focus on how I can contribute,” said Bumrah during a virtual press conference.

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“For me, the role does not change at all. I have to do my job and I will be helping KL Rahul as much as I can whenever he needs assistance. Even when I am not the vice-captain, I try to help the younger guys and I have a lot of discussions with them regarding having a particular field,” added Bumrah who will be the vice-captain of India ODI team for the series against South Africa.

Further talking about his role as vice-captain. Bumrah said: “You always want the responsibility. If there is no responsibility or pressure, you would not enjoy the game. I try to manage the responsibility and contribute to the side’s cause. I am a keen learner, when I came into the team, I always asked questions. I try to help out the youngsters and eradicate their doubts. Sometimes I also end up learning from them.”

When asked about how he would approach the ODIs against South Africa. Bumrah said: “Obviously you have to move forward, it is a different format of the game. The pace of the game changes, the load on the body reduces as well. It is a shorter format, faster pace. As a bowler, you have to quickly assess and vary your pace accordingly.”

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