We all know the value of Jasprit Bumrah because he is someone who lifts the spirit of the team in crunch situations of the game. How often have we seen him deliver the goods and give much-needed breakthroughs for India? The fast bowler who thrived in IPL in the early stages of his career, went on to make a mark for himself in international cricket. Today, he is arguably the best fast bowler in the Indian cricket team.
The scantily-built fast bowler perfected the art of bowling yorkers as an ancillary to Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga as a part of the Mumbai Indians franchise. He grew from strength to strength and then went on to become one of the precious assets for the Indian team in the limited-overs format.
The pacer made his Test debut against South Africa back in January 2018. Since then, he went on to represent the national team in 17 matches. Having donned the white jersey only in these many matches so far, he made his presence count on the pitch. The bowler took as many as 79 wickets to his name, registering his personal best match bowling figures of 9/86 and his best innings bowling figures of 6/27.
Jasprit Bumrah takes his first Test wicket on home soil
With superb performances in England and Australia, Jasprit Bumrah already broke the record for the most wickets taken in overseas Tests by an Indian bowler in a calendar year. He was last seen donning the Test jersey in the Border Gavaskar Trophy series where he took 11 wickets in 3 games. He didn’t play the last Test match at The Gabba as he picked up an injury.
The pacer made a grand comeback in the four-match Test series against England at home. The first Test is currently being held at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first. During the game, Bumrah went on to take maiden Test wicket in home soil.
The incident happened during the 26th over of England’s batting when Daniel Lawrence was dismissed leg before wicket off Bumrah’s bowling. It’s always a great feeling for any bowler to take a wicket at home.
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