‘Boom Boom is usually Afridi’ – Michael Holding reacts after Jasprit Bumrah’s fans hold placard
Jasprit Bumrah has been referred to as ‘Boom Boom’ by the multitude of cricket fans around the world today.
Updated - Aug 13, 2021 12:12 pm
Nicknames are common in the world of cricket. While Mahendra Singh Dhoni is often referred to as ‘Captain Cool’, Sachin Tendulkar is called as the ‘God of cricket’. While Michael Hussey is labeled as ‘Mr.cricket’, South African cricketer AB de Villiers is referred to as ‘Mr.360’.
Now, the fans have recently come up with a new nickname for star Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah has been referred to as ‘Boom Boom’ by the multitude of cricket fans around the world today.
During the Test series between England and India, a few fans were holding a placard that read ‘Boom Boom Bumrah’. And to that, West Indian cricketing legend Michael Holding, who was on air at that time stated that Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi is usually called as ‘Boom Boom’.
You can see the video below
— Shahid Afridi Fan Club (@Crazy_Afridian) August 8, 2021
Shahid Afridi and the person who gave the ‘Boom Boom’ nickname to him
Pakistan cricketing legend Shahid Afridi has been called as ‘Boom Boom’ in the world of cricket, and interestingly, it was current Indian Head coach Ravi Shastri who had given the nickname to the Pakistan cricketer. Afridi had tweeted about the same as well.
You can see Shahid Afridi’s tweet below
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 26, 2018
But then, the current ‘Boom Boom’ of world cricket is none other than Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah. In fact, the official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had referred to Bumrah as ‘Boom Boom’ in one of their tweets that was posted in the year 2017.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 28, 2017
Jasprit Bumrah is one of the vital cogs of the Indian bowling attack in all formats of the game. He has represented India in 22 Tests, 67 ODIs, and 49 T20Is. While he has scalped 92 wickets in the whites, he has also taken 108 wickets in ODI cricket. In the T20I format of the game, Bumrah has scalped 59 wickets as well.
Shahid Afridi, on the other hand, played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs, and 99 T20Is for Pakistan, and his career spanned close to two decades at the international level. He played his last international match for Pakistan in the year 2018.