''Approached Kohli for the ball as I wanted to create pressure'': Bumrah

On a field that didn't offered help to speed bowlers, it was crucial to put pressure on England batsmen and compel them to make mistakes, according to India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who volunteered to do the job for his skipper Virat Kohli on Monday, the fourth Test's fifth day.

"It is critical to apply pressure." We considered it to be a crucial stage. So I approached him and informed him that we needed to start putting pressure on him. So that was the intention behind it," Bumrah explained the reason behind him approaching the skipper and asking to give him the ball just after lunch as England was coasting along.

"After the lunch break, we had the mindset that we needed to put a lot of pressure. We needed to get off to a strong start. When you give up a lot of runs, the momentum changes and you're put under pressure. You don't want to have to play catch-up. So I was of the mindset that if we start to create pressure, anything may happen. As a result, we had a lot of faith. The pitch was a little flatter than usual. It takes a great deal of patience and control. We wanted to show it off "In a post-match media encounter, Bumrah stated.

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