'I don't like this side of Bumrah' - Sanjay Manjrekar on Indian pacer's confrontation with Marco Jansen

‘I don’t like this side of Bumrah’ – Sanjay Manjrekar on Indian pacer’s confrontation with Marco Jansen

Sanjay Manjrekar revealed that he does not like Jasprit Bumrah losing his cool.

Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen
Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah got into a heated confrontation with South African cricketer Marco Jansen during the 2nd Test match between the two sides at Johannesburg.

This incident took place in the 54th over of the Indian second innings. Left-arm pacer Jansen bowled a short delivery to Bumrah, and the Indian failed to connect it. And after that, the two men exchanged some ‘heated’ words in the middle and were separated by the umpires.

And now, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has offered his thoughts on this incident. Manjrekar has revealed that he does not like Bumrah losing his cool, and added that when things are going out of hand, he wants Bumrah to have a smile on his face.

“This anger thing is interesting. It happened in England as well. I don’t like this side of Bumrah. It’s a side of Bumrah I don’t want to see too much of. I like it when things get really hot, he has a smile on his face, like he usually does,” said Sanjay Manjrekar in a chat with ESPNCricinfo.

South Africa still need 122 runs for victory

As far as the on-field action is concerned, the South African side still needs only 122 runs to win the second Test match and square the series. When stumps were drawn on Day 3, the South African scorecard read 118/2.

Dean Elgar stood up for his side, and is still out in the middle, having scored a sedate 121-ball 46*. Giving Elgar company is Rassie van der Dussen, who has consumed 37 balls for his 11 runs.

India thrashed South Africa by 113 runs in the 1st rubber at Centurion and are currently 1-0 up in the three-match Test series.