Playing in just his 29th Test, India pacer Jasprit Bumrah picked his 8th five-for in the game’s longest format on Sunday. He accomplished the feat on Day 2 of the ongoing Second Test against Sri Lanka at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Notably, this was Bumrah’s first five-wicket-haul on home soil. It was a special day at the office for Bumrah as he dominated the Sri Lankan batters on a field assisting spinners.
Fans took to Twitter and praised Bumrah for his exploits on a spider-friendly track.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
“Taking a Fifer in full spinning fields. Take a bow Jasprit Bumrah. Undoubtedly one of the best of this generation,” one fan tweeted.
— chaitanya maini (@ChaitanyaMaini) March 13, 2022
“A fast bowler taking 5 wicket-haul on a field that is a spinner’s paradise, that’s Jasprit Bumrah for you,” tweeted another fan.
A fast bowler taking 5 wicket-haul on a field that is a spinner’s paradise, Jasprit Bumrah is for you! pic.twitter.com/tlzvGV0ItW
— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) March 13, 2022
“Jasprit Bumrah has made fun of this alleged spinner-friendly pitch,” another user wrote on Twitter.
— Vedant (@thatcrickettguy) March 13, 2022
“A fast bowler dominating in a spider-friendly lane, ah, Jasprit Bumrah deserves so much love,” tweeted another fan.
A fast bowler dominating in a spider-friendly lane, ah, jasprit bumrah deserves so much love.
— Siddhi 🙂 (@_sectumsempra18) March 13, 2022
“On a dry wicket. Spider friendly wicket Jasprit Bumrah comes and takes his first 5 wicket hauls in India. Rare scenes,” posted another user.
On a dry wicket. Spider friendly wicket Jasprit Bumrah comes and takes his first 5 wicket haul in India.
— YaGunnersYa (@piyushnathani1) March 13, 2022
His five for 24 numbers helped India beat Sri Lanka for a paltry 109 in the first innings.
India also took a 143-point lead after opting to hit first in the Pink-ball Test.
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