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Three-year-old Bumrah fan gets to meet his idol after video goes viral

Jiyaan with his father Harsh Desai Source: Harsh Desai

After the video of Jiyaan Desai, a three-year-old fan of Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah went viral, he got a chance to meet his favourite cricketer.

The Australia - India cricket series always attracts fans of both teams in huge numbers and no matter how their team is performing, they support their favourite players.

One such little fan of Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is three-year-old Jiyaan Desai, who went to Adelaide Oval with his father to watch his cricketing idol Bumrah bowling.

When he saw Jasprit Bumrah marked his run-up for bowling, he started chanting Bumrah's name.

Although “Bumrah” was difficult for three-year-old Jiyaan to pronounce, he repeatedly tried to chant ‘Bumrrrah’ in his toddler ways.

As seen in the video, little Jiyaan having chocolate in his hand sitting with his father Harsh, shouting Bumrrra…Bumrrra in his cute voice.

"He (Jiyaan) is a big India fan," Jiyaan's father Harsh Desai told SBS Gujarati during the MCG test.

"Whenever I watch the cricket match on the television, he sits next to me and enjoys it.

"I took him to the Adelaide Oval for the first test match, and when he saw Jasprit Bumrah was getting ready for bowling, he started shouting his name." 

The Bharat Army, a group of Indian Cricket team supporters posted a video on their official Twitter page and it went viral in minutes.

Team India players also watched it

The Indian Premier League team, Mumbai Indians which Bumrah plays for has also shared the video on their official page.

"Opener Prithvi Shaw, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin were among the many viewers who saw the video and praised my son for his love towards Jasprit Bumrah and the Indian team."

"The first day/night test of the series concluded in just three days. With players having two days of spare time, they started preparing for the next matches  so I took my son to see them practising.”

When little Jiyaan met Jasprit Bumrah...

Harsh took Jiyaan to the Indian team's practice session to meet the pace bowler, Jasprit Bumrah. After waiting for some time, Jiyaan saw Bumrah coming with other players.

He quickly ran towards Jasprit and started chanting his name, which brought a smile to the faces of the other cricket players.

Jiyaan Desai is a fan of Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah.
Jiyaan Desai is a fan of Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah.
Harsh Desai

"Players are not allowed to take photos and selfies with their fans due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Hence, Bumrah didn't take a selfie but he fulfilled his little fan's dream by clicking a photo by maintaining a proper social distance," Harsh said.

With the Border - Gavaskar Trophy series level at 1-1, now both the teams will clash against each other in the Sydney test starting from January 7th.

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