The second Test match between India and England in Vizag turned out to be a thrilling encounter, marked by skillful displays and dramatic twists. As the dust settled on Day 4, India emerged victorious, leveling the series with a dominant performance that kept cricket enthusiasts glued to their screens.
Jasprit Bumrah’s crucial role
Jasprit Bumrah, India’s premier fast bowler, played a pivotal role in Team India’s triumph. Bumrah’s impressive performance in the Visakhapatnam Test against England saw him claim nine wickets – 6 for 45 in the first innings and 3 for 46 in the second innings. Among his notable feats was a jaw-dropping yorker that dismantled Ollie Pope‘s stumps in the first innings.
Player of the Match recognition
Bumrah’s stellar performance rightly earned him the Player of the Match award. Post-match, he reflected on his remarkable bowling display and specifically highlighted his ability to deliver impeccable yorkers.
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Inspirations from cricketing icons
During the presentation ceremony, Bumrah shared insights into his bowling technique, revealing that cricketing legends such as Zaheer Khan, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis had inspired him to master the art of bowling yorkers from a young age.
“I don’t look at numbers. As a youngster I did that, and it made me excited. But now it’s an added baggage. As a youngster, that is the first delivery I learned (yorker). Had seen the legends of the game. Waqar, Wasim and even Zaheer Khan,” Bumrah said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
Notably, in the second Test, Bumrah achieved another milestone by becoming the quickest Indian fast bowler to reach 150 wickets in Test cricket. He accomplished this impressive feat after bowling 6781 deliveries in the longest format of the game.
- 1 Jasprit Bumrah’s crucial role
- 2 Player of the Match recognition
- 3 Inspirations from cricketing icons