Fans gave Jasprit Bumrah a tough time on social media after yet another costly no ball from the pacer in the ongoing fourth England vs India Test.
Bumrah bowling no-ball at a crucial time of the game is nothing new. In fact, it would be apt to say that Bumrah taking wicket off no-ball at a crucial time of the game has become quite a common phenomena nowadays. Who can forget his infamous no-ball against Pakistan in last year’s Champions Trophy final.
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Bumrah got the better of Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman, who edged a ball to MS Dhoni when he was batting on 3. The umpire wanted to check the no-ball and the replays clearly showed that Bumrah had overstepped his mark. Zaman made full use of the opportunity as he went to score his maiden ODI century and was only dismissed after scoring 111 more runs. Pakistan had gone on to thrash India to win the title.
Well, the right-arm pacer did something similar on day one of the fourth Test. And only time will tell how costly it will prove for India.
On the third delivery of the fifth over, Bumrah pinned England skipper Joe Root on the pads. The umpire gave his decision in the batsman’s favour but India reviewed the decision. However, their hopes of seeing Root making his way to the pavilion soon disappeared when the replays showed Bumrah overstepped. His front foot was right on the line, nothing behind it. Replays then went on to show that Root was plumb. Even in the last game, he had dismissed Adil Rashid off a no-ball. Fortunately, on the occasion it did not cost India much.
Meanwhile the Twitter users were quick to troll Bumrah for yet another no-ball even though he had dismissed Keaton Jennings for a duck. Here are some of the reactions:
Now bumrah has crossed all the lines😂 pic.twitter.com/yuuzcxNSHQ
— Mask (@Mr_LoLwa) August 30, 2018
And after no-Ball Root won't get out now. History has suggested that batsman who survived Bumrah's no-ball wicket, remains not out.#ENGvIND
— Mr. A 🏏 (@cricdrugs) August 30, 2018
Jasprit Bumrah is a fine cricketer, and in the middle of an excellent spell, but he is letting himself and his team down too often with these no-balls.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 30, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 30, 2018
— Ateet Sharma (@Ateet_Sharma) August 30, 2018
I mean can you really blame the Jaipur police? #ENGvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 30, 2018
Morne Morkel's World record of taking most test wickets with no ball might be broken in few years time…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) August 30, 2018
After everything that it has cost India, it's a SHAME that Jasprit Bumrah is still getting wickets off a no ball. This could potentially cost them the series. What is the coaching staff doing ? This should've been sorted by now #ENGvIND
— Ahmer Nazir (@iAhmer) August 30, 2018