“Finally The Rock has come back” – Virat Kohli delighted with Jasprit Bumrah’s return to action during Centurion Test

Jasprit Bumrah claimed the wickets of Dean Elgar and Keshav Maharaj in SA's first inning of the Centurion Test.

Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah
Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah

The first Test match between India and South Africa is currently underway at the SuperSport Park, Centurion. The Virat Kohli-led side is currently holding a commanding position against the Proteas after producing a dominating play of the game on Day 3.

Despite suffering a batting collapse in the first session on Tuesday, the visitors came back strong with the ball. The Indian speedsters were all over the opposition’s pace attack as they didn’t allow them to stay in the match. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers for the ‘Asian Giants’ with his tremendous spell of 5/44 to register his sixth 5-fer in red-ball cricket.

However, this demolition was commenced by Jasprit Bumrah who claimed the early wicket of SA skipper Dean Elgar off a peach delivery. However, he later had to leave the field mid-way while bowling the 11th over of the inning after he seemed to have an issue with his ankle. The incident took place on the fifth delivery when the right-hander twisted his ankle in the follow-through. Consequently, the last ball was bowled by Mohammed Siraj, who completed Bumrah’s sixth over. 

On a positive note, Bumrah returned to the field and was eligible to bowl again at the end of the 60th over after going through the necessary medical procedure. This was the time when Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj were building a decent partnership at the lower order. But Virat was delighted at that time as his go-to bowler was all set with his fiery bowling, who eventually went on to get the latter out to complete his second wicket.

On this, Kohli was heard saying on the stump mic: “Finally, the Rock has come back.” This dialogue became popular when the WWE star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said it after he came back in 2011 post the 8-year hiatus.

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