Zainab Abbas terms Jasprit Bumrah as a special talent for his heroics at the MCG
Bumrah became the first Asian bowler to pick five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England and Australia in the same year.
Updated - Dec 28, 2018 11:56 am
Jasprit Bumrah literally annihilated the Australian batsmen on the third day of the ongoing third Test. He returned with the magical figures of 6/33 to skittle the home side for just 151 runs. On a pitch where the Aussie bowlers toiled hard for almost 170 overs to pick only seven wickets, Bumrah alone scalped six wickets in 15.5 overs. He bowled with hostility in every spell and kept the batsmen on the tenterhooks.
It started with a brilliant bouncer to Marcus Harris and ended with a searing yorker to the genuine number 11 Josh Hazlewood. Among all though, the ball which got Shaun Marsh’s wicket was exceptional. Bumrah bamboozled the left-hander at the stroke of lunch by unfurling a slower yorker with almost a similar action.
Marsh was caught napping and was trapped in front of the stumps only for the umpire to raise his finger. Next in the line was Travis Head who received a superb inswinger to get castled and then it was the procession in the final session.
Bumrah cleans up the tail
Jasprit Bumrah was at his best on the day as he cleaned up Australia’s lower-order with a blink of an eye. The fast bowler, after ending with 6/33, became the first bowler from Asia to register five-wicket hauls in South Africa, Australia and England in the same year. Pakistan journalist Zainab Abbas was thoroughly impressed with Bumrah and termed him a special talent.
She also pointed out that the cricketer is a real find across all the formats to reflect on his performances and also went on to say that Bumrah gives his 100 percent everytime he steps on the field. “Wow, @Jaspritbumrah93 has been quite exemplary, not to forget he is special across all formats, just a hard working super talent guy who always gives in his 100 percent! #AusvInd,” Zainab’s tweet read.
Meanwhile, India have decided to bat again after securing a 292-run lead and are in a bit of bother at the moment. Pat Cummins has run through their line-up with a hostile spell of bowling even as Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma are fighting it out at the moment.
Here’s Zainab’s tweet:
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) December 28, 2018