Jasprit Bumrah Becomes India’s Fastest Pacer By Taking 100 Test Wickets

Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah born in a Punjabi family settled in Ahmedabad has emerged as one the world’s fastest bowlers at the age of 27  following his splendid contribution to enable the Indian blue to defeat  England at the Oval. The cricketer, who plays for the Indian national cricket team in all formats of the game,  however, declines to pocket all credit for defeating England at the iconic stadium after five decades on Monday, September 6. He is now the fastest Indian pacer to reach 100 wickets in the longest format of the game-breaking record of  India’s  World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev Nikhanj. Bumrah achieved the feat in the fourth Test against England when he removed Ollie Pope for 2 in the second session of the final day.  Kapil Dev had taken 25 Tests to reach 100 wickets while Bumrah achieved the milestone in his 24th game. Complimenting him, The BCCI  tweets  Bumrah among the  Indian pacers, was the quickest to reach the mark of 100 Test wickets.’’ England should take inspiration from ruthless Jasprit Bumrah’’, says Joe Root leading the home team after England had lost by 157 runs at the Oval. “We didn’t quite manage to do it this time. You look at that spell by Bumrah: he recognised a key moment in the game and turned it on its head this afternoon, and we’ve got to make sure we do that as well. It was a wonderful spell that really turned the game – they got the ball reversing nicely and they really took advantage of it,’’ Root said. “The basic features of Bumrah’s spell were pace and control”, said  Aaqib Javed. “He was brilliantly accurate, thanks to his balance. And he bowled at the perfect speed. When he made the ball reverse, he extracted maximum advantage”, Javed writes in The Indian Express. The Punjabi-speaking right-handed pacer plays for the Indian national cricket team in all formats of the game. The fast bowler following a couple of moderately successful seasons with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and with his domestic team Gujarat,  was named in India’s squad for its 2015–16 series against Australia as a replacement to an injured Mohammed Shami. Bumrah made his debut in One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals in the 2015–16 series against Australia. He was the first Asian bowler to take 5 wickets in a Test innings in South Africa, England and Australia during the same calendar year. Edited by PK Chakravarty

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