Last Update on: April 27th, 2020 at 12:44 pm
Jasprit Bumrah, premier India fast bowler, might have put plenty of batsmen to the sword with his brilliance but on Sunday former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh gave him a taste of his own medicine. In a much-in-the-trend Instagram session, Yuvraj Singh left his former teammate Jasprit Bumrah in tatters with his questions during the rapid fire round.
After being clean bowled by Yuvraj Singh when asked to pick the better between India captain Virat Kohli and legend Sachin Tendulkar, the fast bowler was asked to pick his favourite middle-order batsmen between ‘Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni‘. And the rapid-fire round question, straightaway put Jasprit Bumrah, in a spot of bother.
Yuvraj Singh was a match-winner for India. He delivered with his all-round performances in mega events. He was adjudged the man-of-the-series in the 2011 World Cup final and produced one of the most iconic moment in cricket by hitting six sixes against England strike bowler Stuart Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup. MS Dhoni, on the other hand, has been wearing the finisher’s cap quite well. He was pivotal in leading the national team to the finish line in the 2011 World Cup final and quite often finished the game for the national team.
Jasprit Bumrah: I have grown seeing you both
Jasprit Bumrah tried to tackle every question dished out by Yuvraj Singh in a diplomatic manner. He continued in the same manner when asked to pick up his favourite middle-order batsman and explained that he grew up watching them. Bumrah also added he has been a fan of both of them, and Yuvraj Singh’s ODI performance in Cuttack, is his favourite.
“Yuvi pa, I have grown up seeing you and Mahi bhai (Dhoni) winning matches together for India. Why are you asking me such questions?” Bumrah said.
“See, all the players who have mentioned here are my favourites. I can’t choose between them. Growing up, I was a fan of both of you.
“Do you remember the Cuttack ODI where you registered your highest one-day score? The entire dressing room was elated that day because, for me, I grew up feeling happy whenever you both stitched a partnership together. It’s a genuine answer I can’t pick one,” Bumrah said.
Since making his debut for the national team in 2016, Bumrah has been a vital cog across formats. He has grown up to become arguably the finest fast bowlers of the current generation and is ever reliable in the death overs. The 26-year-old has been disciplined with his spell and picked up 68 wickets in Tests, 104 in ODIs and 59 in the shortest format.