3rd Test: Internet hails ‘champion bowler’ Jasprit Bumrah for Newlands feat
Jasprit Bumrah took the 7th fifer of his career during the 3rd Test against South Africa
"I reckon across all formats he is the best in the World at the moment," Former England captain Michael Vaughan said
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan called Bumrah a “champion bowler”
Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah took the seventh five-wicket-haul career to put India in a dominant position in the decisive third Test against South Africa for a dream return to Newlands Cricket Ground.
Bumrah burst onto the Test cricket scene with a blistering display on debut in Cape Town during India’s previous tour to the Rainbow Nation in 2018, when he dismissed Faf du Plessis – for a duck – Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers in the second innings.
Ex-cricketers and fans took note of Bumrah’s heroics from the match, with former England captain Michael Vaughan calling him “the best in the world at the moment” across all formats.
“How good is @Jaspritbumrah93 !!! I reckon across all formats he is the best in the World at the moment .. #SAvIND,” Vaughan tweeted.
“Anyway, makes for a interesting discussion. Serious Test Match happening here, well bowled Bumrah for the 5,” South African pace legend Dale Steyn said on Twitter.
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan called Bumrah a “champion bowler”.
Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer called Bumrah “phenomenal” while adding a lesson for Proteas pacer Marco Jansen. “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Just phenomenal,” Jaffer tweeted.
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Jansen and Bumrah were involved in an altercation when the latter was batting during India’s first innings. Bumrah gave a fitting reply when he clean bowled the lanky pacer when the hosts came out to bat.
Bumrah dismissed skipper Dean Elgar towards the end of the first day’s play before giving India the perfect start to Day 2 with the dismissal of Aiden Markram with the second delivery of the day.A
Umesh Yadav dismissed Keshav Maharaj and Rassie van der Dussen before Mohammed Shami picked up Temba Bavuma and Kyle Verreynne’s wickets in the same over.
Bumrah then got rid of Jansen and top-scoere Keegan Petersen, with Shardul Thakur dismissing Kagiso Rabada before Bumrah wrapped up the innings and completed his fifer with Lungi Ngidi’s wicket.