‘Where it all began for me’ – Jasprit Bumrah pens heartfelt note on return to Cape Town
Bumrah made his Test debut in Cape Town in 2018.
Updated - Jan 9, 2022 8:56 pm
South Africa won the second Test match in Johannesburg by seven wickets to level the series against India. Both the teams will now play the third Test match in Cape Town, where India has never won a Test match. Cape Town is the same venue where Jasprit Bumrah made his debut in 2018 and picked a total of four wickets.
Bumrah finished the series with 14 wickets in three matches at an average of 25.21. He was the second-highest wicket-taker for India in the series and stood behind Mohammed Shami who took 15 wickets. Bumrah will be returning to the same venue after four years and posted a special Tweet along with a heartfelt message.
Bumrah has become a key bowler for India in Test cricket in the last four years. He has taken 107 wickets in 26 matches at an average of 23.24. Bumrah is currently placed in the ninth position in the ICC Men’s Test Bowling Rankings with 781 rating points. In September 2019, Bumrah was placed at the third position in the rankings.
“Cape Town, January 2018 – is where it all began for me in Test cricket. Four years on, I’ve grown as a player and a person and to return to this ground brings back special memories,” Bumrah wrote on Twitter.
Here’s what Jasprit Bumrah posted on Twitter:
Cape Town, January 2018 – is where it all began for me in Test cricket. Four years on, I’ve grown as a player and a person and to return to this ground brings back special memories. 😊 pic.twitter.com/pxRPNnqwBH
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) January 9, 2022
Bumrah has not been too effective in this series
In the current series, Bumrah has not been able to recreate the same effect that he had the last time he was in the rainbow nation. He has taken six wickets in three matches at an average of 30.83. During the first innings of the first Test, Bumrah could bowl only 7.2 overs before he suffered a right ankle sprain.
In the second Test match, he could pick only a single wicket during the first innings and failed to pick a wicket during the second innings. India has never won a Test series in South Africa and Bumrah’s performance will be crucial for the team. For India, to win the third Test match, Bumrah will need to be at his level best along with the other pacers.