WATCH: Jasprit Bumrah bowls deadly and unplayable ‘Yorker of the year’ to dismiss Ollie Pope, leaving netizens awestruck

Jasprit Bumrah's incredible post-lunch spell got two important wickets for India.


WATCH: Jasprit Bumrah bowls deadly and unplayable ‘Yorker of the year’ to dismiss Ollie Pope, leaving netizens awestruck

Jasprit Bumrah uprooted two stumps as he bowled Ollie Pope (Image via ESPN and X)

In England’s 2nd innings of the 1st Test, they were trailing by 190 runs. While many faltered against spin, Ollie Pope stood strong. The vice-captain scored a humongous 196, playing sweeps and reverse sweeps. Unsure how to pick up his wicket, Jasprit Bumrah showed in the 2nd Test the best way to get him. 

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On 3rd February, Day 2 of the Test in Vizag, Bumrah was brought into the attack when Joe Root came in to bat. In the 2nd over of his spell he got the wicket of the England star using reverse swing. The ball swung away, making him edge it to Shubman Gill at slips. 

In the very next over, he bowled a lethal yorker to Pope, uprooting the middle and leg stumps. Once again using reverse-swing, and Pope had no answer to the Indian star’s fabulous delivery. Bumrah didn’t stop his assault of the English batter in the evening session, as he dismissed Jonny Bairstow in the 2nd over of his spell. 

Related: Watch: Jasprit Bumrah becomes fastest to reach 100 wickets mark in test cricket in style

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Steve Harmison rates Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada as best multi-format bowlers in the world 

Steve Harmison believes Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah, is the next James Anderson in terms of bowling in any format. He praised his skillset, which boasts of slower balls, swing, reverse swing, cutters and a deadly yorker. He called him and Kagiso Rabada as the best multi-format pacer. 

Ragiso Rabada Jasprit Bumrah
Ragiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah are some of the best pacers in the world (Images via ESPN)
For me, Bumrah, along with Rabada, are probably the two best multi-format bowlers in world cricket today, though Rabada is probably of the classical mould. Like Jimmy Anderson, Bumrah can find a way to be effective on any surface, create pressure and take wickets.
Steve Harmison to The Telegraph

Jasprit Bumrah has played 185 matches for India in all formats. He has picked up 372 wickets with an average of just 21.59. 

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