Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather found dead in Ahmedabad

first_imgJasprit Bumrah’s aged grandfather Santokh Singh — reportedly missing for two days — was found dead in Ahmedabad on Sunday.Ahmedabad police found the body near Dadhichi bridge on the Sabarmati riverfront. Police has registered a case of accidental death.Santokh Singh, aged 75, was missing after he travelled to Ahmedabad from Uttarakhand to meet his cricketer grandson. The family said it was his last wish to meet Jasprit and bless him before he breathed his last.A local TV channel said Santok Singh had alleged that Jasprit was not home when he went to meet him and that the cricketer’s mother didn’t let him meet him later on. He was reportedly missing since December 5.Bumrah is currently involved in the first ODI of the three-match series between India and Sri Lanka at Dharamsala, where India were all out at 112.Having bowled out by Sachith Pathirana for a duck in 15 deliveries, Bumrah sent Danushka Gunathilaka packing for 1 early on in the Sri Lankan batting innings.Bumrah was recently rewarded for his limited-overs performances by getting a maiden call-up to the Test squad for South Africa tour.Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma praised Bumrah yesterday and said it was a great boost for the death-overs specialist.”It’s a great boost for him to be a part of the Test team. He was looking forward to it, he was for a while wanting to be a part of the Test team. It’s all the reward for what he has done in the ODI and T20 formats. Over the last year and so, how he has improved himself, on his bowling and fitness as well…it is a reward for all of those things and it shows. It’s a lesson for all those cricketers that if you put in all those hard yards, you will get the result…you will get rewarded. And Bumrah has actually been rewarded for the things that he has done in the past few years,” Rohit said on the eve of the first ODI.advertisementBumrah first came into the limelight in the Indian Premier League in 2013. Playing for Mumbai Indians, he picked up three wickets from two matches but was noticed for his slinging action. The following year, he played 11 matches and finished with five wickets but his death bowling made him a potent weapon for the Rohit-led team. The following year was also not that great in terms of wickets but he delivered when the captain needed him.last_img

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