Indian Star Pacer Jasprit Bumrah played a crucial role for India, showcasing a brilliant performance with the older ball. His sensational figures of 6/45 demolished the English batting lineup, marking his best home performance in Vizag.
He celebrated his 150th Test wicket milestone by dismissing captain Ben Stokes. After the impactful display in Visakhapatnam, Bumrah expressed joy, emphasizing his love for the longest format of the game. In a heartwarming gesture, he dedicated his milestone to his beloved son.
On Achieving Biggest Milestone:
While speaking about achieving his biggest milestone, Bumrah said contributing towards the team’s success makes him the happiest as his performance will only matter if the side wins.
He said, “Feels great at that moment but I don’t want to look at numbers. If the team wins then the performance matters. At the end of the day if you contribute towards the team’s success then there is no better feeling”.
Bumrah’s Say on Ben Stokes’s Dismissal:
Bumrah took the big wicket of England captain Ben Stokes when he was on 47 runs and fell to a deceptive slower delivery. The ball kept low, sneaking beneath Stoke’s bat and hitting the stumps. After got out, the English skipper tossed his bat, seemingly questioning how to contend with this kind of delivery.
According to Jasprit, this ball was an unplanned delivery. He said, “That was one delivery which I had not planned. I had bowled the out-swinger, but the ball did not swing and it went straight into the arc.”
Bumrah’s Say on Ollie Pope’s Dismissal:
Bumrah executed one of the most exquisite dismissals against Ollie Pope, delivering an amazing, toe-crushing yorker that left Pope helpless on the ground. The unplayable delivery left England’s batter without any answers, and Bumrah expressed utmost happiness with the successful execution of his plan.
Bumrah said, “I think that also happened, I remember that Ollie Pope was my 100th wicket. Yes, I remember, that was also a phase where the ball was reversing at the Oval. I wanted to bowl the length ball but I changed my mind and went for a yorker. It didn’t swing much and the execution was good so very happy with it”.
Dedicating His Milestone:
In the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam, Jasprit Bumrah scripted history by becoming the quickest Indian pace bowler to claim 150 Test wickets. Surpassing Kapil Dev’s record, Bumrah achieved this feat in just 34 Test matches, joining the elite ranks alongside Anil Kumble and Erapalli Prasanna as the third-fastest Indian bowler overall. After achieving that milestone Bumrah dedicated this to his beloved son.
While dedicating his achievement, he said, “If I want to dedicate it to someone, there is no better feeling than giving it to my son. He is traveling with me, this is his first tour. I’m more excited to go and see him.”
Bumrah further added, “India have already added 28 runs in the second innings without losing a wicket, but they will be aiming to add more to their lead so that their bowlers can clean up the English batting once again later on as they aim to level the series 1-1 and keep their longstanding record of not suffering a series defeat at home since 2012 alive”.