‘Learn to take it kid’ – Dale Steyn takes a dig at Jasprit Bumrah over on-field spat with Marco Jansen
Steyn recalled Bumrah's tussle with England pacer James Anderson.
Updated - Jan 5, 2022 8:15 pm
The Indian fast bowlers have been superb in the series so far but the leader of the pack, Jasprit Bumrah has still not shown his presence. The Gujarat-born lad has been playing the support kind of role from the other end while Mohammad Shami and Shardul Thakur have been reaping the rewards for it. Bumrah is definitely is one of the experienced campaigners for India now and he is world-class in wrapping up the tail-enders especially.
In the second innings of the ongoing Wanderers Test, the impressive youngster Marco Jansen peppered the Indian seamer with short deliveries. Despite gearing up for the bouncer barrage, the extra pace and bounce of Proteas bowlers kept hitting Bumrah on the arm often and the latter wasn’t happy with it. He even got involved in a spat with Jansen until the umpires had to intervene and push them back to their routines. Former Proteas pacer Dale Steyn who likes to get on the bowler’s face had his say on the incident on social media.
Here is how Dale Steyn reacted to the incident
Dale Steyn wasn’t quite happy about Bumrah taking on the youngster and he recollected a similar incident with the Indian seamer in the tour of England against James Anderson. The English seamer was peppered with short balls after Mark Wood tried to hit Bumrah with his bouncers and the Indian seamer responded in the same aggressive way. He ended up batting well in the end and did not allow the incident to get into his skin.
“I swear I remember Bumrah doing the same thing to a Mr. James Anderson not too long ago. Learn to take it kid” Steyn tweeted
I swear I remember Bumrah doing the same thing to a Mr James Anderson not too long ago.
Learn to take it kid.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 5, 2022
Bumrah finally connected one in the next over against Kagiso Rabada for a huge six and earned a standing ovation from the Indian dressing room as well. His short cameo of 7 from 14 balls came to an end soon while India was bundled out for 266 setting a target of 240 to win for the hosts. The visitors are currently leading the series 1-0 and a win here could seal their first victory on the soil.