Playing in just his 29th Test, India pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Sunday picked his 8th five-for in the longest format of the game. He achieved the feat on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Notably, this was Bumrah’s first five-wicket haul on home soil. It was a special day in the office for Bumrah as he dominated the Sri Lankan batters on a pitch which has been assisting spinners.
Fans took to Twitter and praised Bumrah for his exploits on a spin-friendly track.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
“Taking a Fifer in totally spinning pitches. Take a bow Jasprit Bumrah. Undoubtedly, one of the best of this generation,” a fan tweeted.
— chaitanya maini (@ChaitanyaMaini) March 13, 2022
“A fast bowler taking 5-wicket haul on a pitch that is paradise for spinners, that’s Jasprit Bumrah for you,” another fan tweeted.
A fast bowler taking 5 wicket haul on a pitch that is paradise for spinners, that’s Jasprit Bumrah for you! pic.twitter.com/tlzvGV0ItW
— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) March 13, 2022
“Jasprit Bumrah has made mockery of this alleged spinner friendly pitch,” another user wrote on Twitter.
— Vedant (@thatcrickettguy) March 13, 2022
“A fast bowler dominating in spin friendly track, ah, Jasprit Bumrah deserves so much love,” another fan tweeted.
A fast bowler dominating in spin friendly track, ah, jasprit bumrah deserves so much love.
— Siddhi 🙂 (@_sectumsempra18) March 13, 2022
“On a dry wicket. Spin friendly wicket Jasprit Bumrah comes and takes his first 5 wicket haul in India. Rare scenes,” another user posted.
On a dry wicket. Spin friendly wicket Jasprit Bumrah comes and takes his first 5 wicket haul in India.
— YaGunnersYa (@piyushnathani1) March 13, 2022
His figures of five for 24 helped India bowl out Sri Lanka for a paltry 109 in the first innings.
India also took a 143-run lead, having posted a total of 252 after electing to bat first in the pink-ball Test.
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