Cricket / Bumrah will tell his grandkids 'I batted at no. 3 for India': Gavaskar

Zoom News : Dec 19, 2020, 08:14 AM
Cricket Desk: JBCDE - Jasprit Bumrah Can Do Everything' -- Mumbai Indians tweeted as gun pacer Jasprit Bumrah came to bat at number three after the fall of opener Prithvi Shaw. A total of 17 balls were remaining when Bumrah was sent in as a nightwatchman.

The 27-year-old pacer faced 11 deliveries from a very fierce Pat Cummins before returning back with a satisfaction on his face, very similar to when he takes a five-for. Welcoming his unbeaten soldier, captain Virat Kohli was all smiles and a pride on his face was also very evident. Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja also lined up to applause the brave 'Boom Boom' Bumrah.

Notably, Jasprit Bumrah had surprised everyone with his maiden first-class fifty in the Pink-ball tour match versus Australia A, just ahead of the ongoing Day-Night test in Adelaide. He had got a guard of honour from Kohli and company then.

Before impressing with the bat today, Jasprit Bumrah was India's crusader-in-chief with the new ball. He jolted the Australian batting line up by sending back both their openers Matthew Wade and Joe Burns before the hosts could even pile up 30 runs.

Australia were bowled out for 191, conceding a first innings to their opposition for the first time in their 8-match Pink-ball cricket history. India had a lead of 62 runs over Australia at the end of Day 2.