Sachin Tendulkar is impressed after Jasprit Bumrah smokes a thunderous pull shot for six
In the ongoing first Test match between England and India, the tourists’ tail wagged mightily as they achieved a lead of 95 runs as their first innings ended on 278 in reply to England’s 183. While KL Rahul top-scored with 84 and Ravindra Jadeja contributed a handsome 56, when he got out, India was 232/8. Not many had envisioned the Indian fast bowlers to stick around and contribute to the total, but Jasprit Bumrah had other ideas.
However, Jasprit Bumrah is having one of the best Test matches of his life in Nottingham. Against England in the first Test of the series at Trent Bridge, Bumrah first rattled the hosts, picking up 4/46 and restricting the total to just 183, and later he threw caution to the wind and scored an entertaining 28 in 34 balls with one six and 3 fours. Three of those boundaries came off three balls against Sam Curran, including a brilliant six towards the midwicket boundary.
Tendulkar took to Twitter to express delight at India's situation in the match and Bumrah's innings in particular. "Formidable lead for #TeamIndia after some important runs added by the tail. It’ll be interesting to see how England responds after being behind. By the way, @Jaspritbumrah93 just played the shot of his life today," tweeted Tendulkar.
Although this is Bumrah's highest Test score for India, it definitely isn't the first time he has shown his caliber with the bat. Last year, ahead of the Test series against Australia, during a three-day pink-ball practice game, Bumrah had scored a half-century against Australia A at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Ollie Robinson picked 5/85 and James Anderson took 4/54. Anderson with his four wickets, went past India’s Anil Kumble’s (619 Test wickets) tally to become the third-highest wicket-taker in the five-day format.