WATCH: “Ab toh maar hi nahi rahe hain,” Jasprit Bumrah’s polite sledging at Bazball’s DEFENSIVE approach goes viral

This happened after England were reduced to 28/3 on Day 4. Joe Root was batting alongside Jonny Bairstow at that time.


WATCH: “Ab toh maar hi nahi rahe hain,” Jasprit Bumrah’s polite sledging at Bazball’s DEFENSIVE approach goes viral

Jasprit Bumrah (Images via X)

Bazball has found its fans as well as its critics, because the way they are playing Test cricket, has become quite exciting. But England’s main test is their current India tour as the Indian spinners are famous for spinning webs around the opposition on home soil.

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Though England shocked the fervent Indian fans by winning the first Test, Rohit Sharma and Company ensured it was not repeated in the next two because India won the second and the third Tests.

Even on a batting-friendly pitch, England failed to go past 130 runs during their second innings while chasing a tough 557-run target. Ben Stokes and his men faced a humiliating loss of 434 runs.

During the third Test, played at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot, Jasprit Bumrah mocked England for their approach. He was heard on the stump mic how England were not even hitting the ball.

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This happened after England were reduced to 28/3 on Day 4. Joe Root was batting alongside Jonny Bairstow at that time.

Bumrah, who usually refrains from engaging in verbal spats on the field, couldn’t hold himself back as he pointed out how the English batters, who boast of not paying heed to massive targets, had started defending. He could be heard on a stump mic shouting to his teammates, “Ab to maar hi nahi rahe hain. (They are not even hitting right now).”

Watch the video here:

Jasprit Bumrah set to be rested for the fourth Test

In the third Test, Jasprit Bumrah could take just one wicket, of Joe Root in the first innings. Root was slammed heavily for his reserve scoop to Bumrah which ended his stay at the crease.

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Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

Bumrah then dismissed opener Zak Crawley (his only wicket) in the second innings for 18 runs in eight overs. However, the 30-year-old registered a nine-wicket haul in the second Test and won the Player of the Match award as well.

To manage the workload of the paceman, the selectors are going to rest him for the fourth Test. The fourth Test will start on February 23 in Ranchi.

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