Twitter Reactions: Jasprit Bumrah takes a shot at batting in the nets

Twitter Reactions: Jasprit Bumrah takes a shot at batting in the nets

Right from calling him as the next Kapil Dev or Irfan Pathan to speculating him as the new No 4 the reactions were just hilarious.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah bats. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It is an era of fast bowling all-rounders with the emergence of Ben Stokes, Jason Holder, Hardik Pandya, most teams have one of these multi-talented guys. The newcomer Sam Curran has also managed to impress many based on his crucial contributions at the lower order. His all-round exploits against India and now against Sri Lanka has helped England gain edge over the opposition. As the Indian tour of Australia approaches, Jasprit Bumrah took the bat in the nets and initiated a lot of speculation.

In the absence of Pandya, India surely lack a fast bowling all-rounder on the tour. Hence, after watching Bumrah the batsman in full flow, many expect him to double up as an all-rounder. In the video posted by the BCCI, Bumrah is tonking a few as part of his preparation for the first T20I.

Lower order batting has become key especially in the longest format. Many a time, it has been the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar contributing when most in the batting order have failed. Hence, it was a pleasing sight to watch the 25-year-old pacer get comfortable with the bat in hand.

Bumrah doesn’t have a great batting record. He has an average of 1.42 in Tests, 2.75 in ODIs, 4.00 in T20Is and 8.12 in first-class cricket. The fact that he averages in single digits does go on to prove why Bumrah the batsman needs some practice. Hopefully, the net session has given him enough confidence but India will expect him to shine with the ball more than anything else.

However, Twitter, as usual, saw the funny side of the story. Right from calling him as the next Kapil Dev or Irfan Pathan to speculating him as the new No 4. Many felt that it was a good move citing the importance of contributions from the lower order. There were quite a lot of splendid reactions to the video.

Here are some of the best reactions to Bumrah’s batting: