Jasprit Bumrah bowled yet another no ball in the 4th match of the Test series against England in Southampton on Day 1 left fans on Twitter in a state of dissatisfaction. Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra and Indian cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle are not happy with Bumrah’s mistake.
If umpire had given that out, Root might not have reviewed this…it was that plumb. #EngvInd #Root #Bumrah
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 30, 2018
Jasprit Bumrah is a fine cricketer, and in the middle of an excellent spell, but he is letting himself and his team down too often with these no-balls.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 30, 2018
It all started with England winning the toss and electing to bat first. Well, the 24-year-old Bumrah took this as an opportunity and bowled an incredible inswinger in his 2nd over as he dismissed English opener Keaton Jennings for a duck.
In the 3rd bowl of his very next over, Bumrah got Joe Root plumb in front of the wickets but to everyone’s surprise, the umpire did not give the batsman out.
After the umpire had turned down the appeal Bumrah asked Kohli to go for DRS and as the call was sent to the 3rd umpire, the excitement of Indian fans was gone as Bumrah was once again caught stepping over the bowling crease.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time when Bumrah had bowled a front foot no-ball. Well, he earned a bad reputation of bowling no-balls during the crucial moment of the match.
If you can remember one of those incidents when the wicket was cancelled due to Bumrah’s no-ball while the play extended to the 5th day as tail-ender Adil Rashid, was unbeaten at the end of the day.
Further, West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding had already said that Jasprit Bumrah “is not a new-ball bowler“
Check out these reactions from fans on Bumrah’s no-ball delivery:
Somebody make Jasprit Bumrah wear these shoes…😭#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/IqKwnBuZtU
— Chinmay Jawalekar (@CricfreakTweets) August 30, 2018
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Jasprit Bumrah and No Balls, The Untold story.😪🤧😏🤦🏻♂️
— Neel Patel (@NeelPatel189) August 30, 2018
Ishant Sharma saves Jasprit Bumrah..
It was just similar kind of LBW, Bumrah missed due to his love for NO-BALL#ENGvIND
— Aman Bansal (@AmanBansal4u) August 30, 2018
Bumrah be like "Ab to aadat si hogayi hai" 😂#AnotherNoball #jaspritbumrah #ENGvIND
— Tausif Iqbal (@iamtussi10) August 30, 2018
What Radhika apte is to @NetflixIndia ,No ball is to Jasprit bumrah #INDvENG
— Jon Sunao (@shail_rockstar) August 30, 2018
Jasprit Bumrah & No-ball, a story like Batman & Joker…#ENGvIND
— Anupam 183 🏏 (@Anupam183) August 30, 2018
Though Jasprit Bumrah was criticized for his ill-timed no-ball delivery, he took 3 wickets and was the highest wicket-taker for India in the 1st innings.
Well, we believe Jasprit Bumrah can make a great comeback in the last match against England.
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