WTC Final: Jasprit Bumrah unintentionally wears wrong jersey on Day 5, rushes to change it
Bumrah opened the bowling for India on Day 5.
Updated - Jun 22, 2021 4:52 pm
After Day 4 of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand washed out due to rain, the action resumed on Tuesday. A slight drizzle delayed the start of play by an hour but things cleared up soon for cricket to resume after a day’s gap. India pacer Jasprit Bumrah was in the news at the end of Day three for not being penetrative and was also criticised for being too short in favourable conditions for bowlers.
On the fifth day, he opened the bowling for India and after three short of a length deliveries, improved his length soon to trouble the batsman. However, even then, he was in the news and this time it was for different reason. Bumrah was seen bowling wearing India’s regular Test jersey with the main sponsor mentioned at the center of the jersey.
He bowled the whole first over of the day with the wrong jersey and the rushed back to the dressing room between the overs to change it. For his second over of the day, Bumrah was back with the correct jersey and continued his spell.
Different jerseys for ICC tournaments
For any ICC event, country’s name is mentioned at the centre of the jersey and not the sponsor. The sponsors can be mentioned on the sleeves but not at an centre. This has been spotted before in the limited-overs World Cups before. However, an ICC Final in the Test format is happening for the first time and Jasprit Bumrah must have certainly got confused and hence made the error.
Meanwhile, the pace bowler will be keen on putting India on top again on the fifth day after hogging the limelight twice in this Test for other reasons. Bumrah would love to put all of those blips back and make the ball talk on the field.