Watch: Jasprit Bumrah Reaches Maiden First Class Fifty With A Six

Watch: Jasprit Bumrah Reaches Maiden First Class Fifty With A Six

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah celebrates his fifty. (Photo: Twitter/Screengrab)

Is there any better sight than watching a genuine tail-ender playing like a proper batsman, especially when his more established teammates had fallen like nine pins against a moving ball? Well! we got to see that to the hilt thanks to a certain Jasprit Bumrah during the 1st day of the Pink-ball practice game between the Indians and Australia A at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The champion fast bowler, who is averaging a mere 2.91 after 21 innings in Test match cricket, enthralled everyone with a high-quality display of batting against a moving pink ball before eventually registering his maiden First-Class half-century, much to a pleasant surprise to his teammates and the fans watching on their television sets.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah [Photo-Screengrab]
It was an innings that could have made any established batsman proud. He was getting behind the line of the ball with subtle ease; showcasing his defensive forward-block and just to prove to everyone that he also has the ability to play some exquisite strokes like driving on the up or pulling the short-pitch stuff with disdain, he nailed as many as six fours and two sixes.

And, he couldn’t have brought the landmark in a more brilliant fashion than he did by pulling Will Sutherland’s bouncer behind the square for a huge six. Bumrah brought up his maiden FC fifty in 54 balls and was greeted with a standing ovation from a jubilant Indian dressing room. His 71-run-stand with Mohammed Siraj [22] helped India recover from 9-123 to 194 all-out.

Jasprit Bumrah finished as India’s leading run-scorer with 55, followed by Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw, who notched up 43 and 40 respectively.

Watch how Jasprit Bumrah brought up his maiden FC 50

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