‘Reverse swing is not used so spectacularly’: Stuart Broad’s ‘iconic’ praise for Jasprit Bumrah

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Jasprit Bumrah, Stuart Broad


Former England pacer Stuart Broad praised Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who became the reason behind England’s disaster in the first innings of the second Test. Bumrah took a six-wicket haul and removed big names like Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes. Bumrah also became the fastest Indian pacer to take 150 wickets in the Test format. Bumrah achieved the feat in 64 Test innings.

jasprit bumrah he swept the English batting line-up and took full advantage of the reverse swing that the bowlers had on Day 2. Stuart Broad, while applauding Bumrah’s performance in the second Test match, stated that reverse swing can be very dangerous in a Test match. try, but it’s not like that. It is not used most often by bowlers. Broad also termed Bumrah’s toe-crushing yorker to dismiss Ollie Pope as one of the “iconic” dismissals.

Ollie Papa who led England’s comeback in the first Test match was rocked by a crushing missile from Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah set up Pope very brilliantly throughout the final over and kept bowling a line from stump to stump. However, on the fifth ball of the over, Bumrah bowled a full-tempo yorker to Pope which he completely missed and his furniture was also upset.

Stuart Broad praises Jasprit Bumrah

His tweet said: “The subtle reverse swing is the most dangerous weapon in the game. Although it is not always used in such a spectacular way.”

The Indian cricket team finished Day 2 of the 2nd Test match against England in a dominant position. India ended the day at 28/0 in their second innings and are currently leading by 171 runs. The English team scored 253 runs in their first innings, with Jasprit Bumrah being the star of the Indian bowling line-up.

Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett started well and added 59 runs for the first wicket. However, Duckett was dismissed for 21 by Kuldeep Yadav. After Duckett’s departure, Crawley began his counter-attack against the Indian bowlers and started making runs quickly. Axar Patel finished his innings with 76 runs.

From here, Jasprit Bumrah started his magic and removed Joe Root and Ollie Pope for the first time in consecutive overs. Subsequently, Jonny Bairstow, looking to get the team’s innings back on track, was caught at slip for 25 runs against Bumrah. Ben Foakes and Rehan Ahmed couldn’t catch Kuldeep Yadav’s turn and fell to him for 6 runs each.

Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up England’s innings by removing the last hope, Ben Stokes, for 47, while he cleaned up the English tail to complete a sixfer.

Earlier in the day, India started at 336/6 and finished their first innings with 396 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal was the top scorer and scored two hundreds. Other Indian batsmen played short innings of 20 to 40 runs respectively. India would look to strengthen their hold on him in the second Test and also level the series.