IND vs ENG: After an unplayable delivery, Jasprit Bumrah bid a cheeky farewell to Ben Stokes

IND vs ENG: After an unplayable delivery, Jasprit Bumrah bid a cheeky farewell to Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes And Jasprit Bumrah (Image Source: Twitter/@BCCI)

In the first innings of the first Test between India and England, Ben Stokes led from the front, the Three Lions captain scored 70 (88) runs, which included 6 fours and 3 sixes. Meanwhile, Bumrah dismissed the dangerous-looking Stokes as the right-arm pacer uprooted Ben’s middle stump with a lethal delivery.

It might be said that among all the fast bowlers capable of uprooting stumps, Jasprit Bumrah stands out as the best. For someone who is arguably the best in the world at his craft, unlike other fast bowlers, Bumrah rarely shows aggression in his celebration, even when dismissing the main man of the opposition team, the captain.

Instead, he often bids farewell to the batsman who gets out with a smile, a tacit suggestion that ‘I had planned it and knew how I would get you out’. Even if you’re Ben Freakin Stokes.

On the first day of India vs England Test series, in the first Test in Hyderabad, Jasprit Bumrah caught the big fish, Ben Stokes, the England captain, who was attacking the experienced Indian spin duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja and hurting the hosts. Batting with the tail.

There was a call to stop this juggernaut of Stokes, who hit 6 fours and 3 sixes, Jasprit Bumrah did as expected of him.

Jasprit Bumrah uproots Stokes’ middle stump

On the third ball of the 65th over, Stokes wanted to hit the ball outside the park and make a place for himself, but he remained unaware of Bumrah’s ball. Stokes, batting on 70, descended the pitch, but Bumrah slightly pulled his length back. The batsman did not play any shot and his stumps were left exposed. The ball pitched in the line and straightened, eventually hitting the top of the middle stump.

After getting out, Stokes laughed and spread his hand, and gestured that he had no idea about the delivery. Meanwhile, Bumrah also smiled at the English captain.

Jasprit Bumrah had spread his arms like a free bird with a big smile on his face and smiled at Ben Stokes, who was unhappy with India’s leading pacer bowling so ruthlessly but succumbed to Bumrah’s brilliance. Bumrah took two wickets in this innings.

WATCH: Jasprit Bumrah bidding farewell to Ben Stokes with a smile

Meanwhile, Stokes’ 70 helped England post a slightly lower total of 246.
It was his final partnership with Wood and Hartley that allowed England to go from 155/7 to 246.


India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England: Ben Stokes (captain), Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Johnny Bairstow, Ben Foakes (wicketkeeper), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

Also Read: Joe Root surpasses Sachin Tendulkar to become highest run-scorer in IND vs ENG Test match

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