Jasprit Bumrah is one of the best fast bowlers in the world at the moment. He is known for his ability to pitch the balls at the right line and length and has caused a truckload of problems for world-class batters. He has taken wickets more often than not.
Moreover, he is also a consistent bowler in the present era. He has also perfected the art of taking wickets in crucial situations of the game. Be it Test, T20I or ODI cricket, Bumrah adjusts himself accordingly and bowls to his strengths.
Recently, he was named the Indian skipper in Rohit Sharma’s absence for the fifth Test against England. He hogged the limelight with his fantabulous display of sheer hitting skills as he went on to smack 29 runs in an over off Stuart Broad’s bowling.
England’s veteran fast bowler once conceded 36 in an over during T20I World Cup 2007 when Yuvraj Singh tonked him for 6 sixes in an over in the group stage match. As far as this fifth Test is concerned, Broad ended up conceding 35 runs.
In fact, this is the most expensive over in the history of Test cricket. In the process, Jasprit Bumrah went on to break Brian Lara’s 19-year-old record. For the unversed, Lara smashed 28 runs in an over off Robin Peterson’s bowling in Johannesburg Test.
Brian Lara reacts after Bumrah broke his 19-year-old record in Tests
Meanwhile, the former West Indies captain himself took to his official Twitter handle and congratulated Jasprit Bumrah on achieving this outstanding feat. He applauded Bumrah by tagging his name after breaking the record of most runs in a single over in Tests.
“Join me in congratulating the young @Jaspritbumrah93 on breaking the record of Most Runs in a Single Over in Tests. Well done!,” Lara wrote on Twitter.
On the other hand, James Anderson defended Stuart Broad by saying that the latter got unlucky. “Yeah, [it is] just one of those things. On another day, one of those top edges goes straight to hand. If that gets taken, nobody talks about the over. I thought it was pretty unlucky.
There’s plenty of top edges and a couple of good shots, but that’s the plan Ben [Stokes] wanted Broady to go with. Broady stuck to it, and on another day when the luck was with Stuart, an edge probably would have gone to hand,” Anderson had said.