Wasim Jaffer recalls James Anderson incident to praise Jasprit

Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah clean bowled South Africa’s Marco Jensen.© AFP


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South African pacer Marco Jensen got a bitter taste of his own medicine when India’s Jasprit Bumrah claimed a sweet revenge after a heated argument during India’s batting in the first innings of the last Test in Johannesburg. On the second day of the third Test in Cape Town, Bumrah bowled a brilliant delivery which came back swiftly. Jensen was late and lost his off-stump. Bumrah also had a smile on his face and looked at the batsman after being dismissed. The incident remarkably proved that provoking Bumrah is not the best idea for any opposition player.

A similar incident happened during India’s tour of England last year when Bumrah and Anderson hit each other at the crease with the bat during their individual time. After all, Bumrah laughed for the last time.

This duality was clearly highlighted in a recent post by former Team India cricketer Wasim Jaffer where he said that players need to “learn from history” and if they don’t, they will surely be an inspiration. Against Bumrah are “doomed”.

Calling Bumrah “phenomenal”, Jaffer wrote:

“Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it. Jasprit Bumrah is just phenomenal. #SAvIND.”

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Bumrah took a brilliant five-wicket haul to bowl India out for 210 for 210 in the first innings. Their figures read 5/42 in 23.3 overs. Apart from Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav took two wickets each while Shardul Thakur took one wicket.

However, India lost two early wickets and were kept at 57/2 on the second day with a 70-run lead at stumps.

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