In one day internationals and T20 cricket, Jasprit Bumrah has made a name for himself, a name which is there to stay. Since the departure of Zaheer Khan, we Indians were searching for a fast bowler who could be relied upon, while Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma are options, we just don't know which version of them would be turning up in the game and that's why Jasprit Bumrah is the go-to option. He's one of the more reliable bowlers Indian cricket has and at the moment the sky is the limit for him.
But while Jasprit is high flying, earning crore's of rupees in a year, his grandfather, on the other hand, drives an auto to make the ends meet and his while his grandson is lucky enough to enjoy the pleasure of finer things in life, same is not the case for his grandpa.
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He's been Mr Reliable for India and being only 23 years of age, the sky is the limit. He's only going to get better, faster and stronger as time passes by and he has that X-factor in him. One thing is for sure, with the kind of supermax contracts BCCI hands out, he's not going to have struggle making ends meet. But unfortunately, the same cannot be said of his grandfather.
According to news segment covered by Samachar Plus, Santok Singh Bumrah, Jasprit's grandfather resides in Uddham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand. And he's been driving a tempo since he moved there from Ahmedabad but why? It really brings tears to our eyes.
"I hope he becomes the best bowler in India" Jasprit's grandfather says in the news segment. If reports are to go by, he owned a big business, owned three factories as a matter of fact and took care of himself, his son Jasbirr and his grandson Jasprit. But soon things changed.
His son and Jasprit's father Jasbir died in 2001 when Jasprit was only 7 years old and since then Santok has been taking care of the family. Owing to the huge accumulation of debt after his son's death, he had to sell the factories and move to Uddham Singh Nagar in 2006 and since then he's been driving tempos.
When Santok moved to Uddham Singh Nagar, he used to own four tempos but he suffered loss in that business as well. So he had to sell three tempos and now he drives the last tempo to earn his living.
Upon hearing of the state of conditions and sufferings Santok is going through, the Sub Divisional Magistrate of that area called him to his office and has guaranteed him financial help considering he's well par his retirement age. It remains to be seen what Jasprit's reaction will be