Jasprit Bumrah, on Saturday, once again impressed with the ball to leave West Indies on the floor in the second Test. The right-arm pacer was on fire as he became just the third Indian to pick up a Test hat-trick. Prior to Jasprit Bumrah, Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh had taken Test hat-tricks for India. At the end of the day, Bumrah’s spell read a sensational 6 for just 16 from 9.1 overs.
The India pace spearhead once again left West Indies clueless with his pace, control and movement in the air. The West Indies players, in fact, just looked clueless while facing Jasprit Bumrah. The pacer sent back Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase to claim his hat-trick on day two.
He first made Bravo edge one to the slips before Brooks was leg-before. It then required a television review from India captain Virat Kohli to confirm Chase’s dismissal after on-field umpire Paul Reiffel had turned down the lbw appeal.
Before his hat-trick, Bumrah had already dismissed John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite and West Indies captain Jasprit Bumrah. Any hope of Bumrah taking all ten wickets in the innings had ended when Mohammed Shami dismissed Shimron Hetmyer.
Earlier on the day, Hanuma Vihari had earlier completed his maiden Test hundred to help India cross the 400-run mark. Vihari was the last Indian wicket to fall. Prior to his dismissal, he faced 225 deliveries in which he hit 16 boundaries. Ishant Sharma gave him good support by scoring his maiden fifty and adding 112 runs for the eighth wicket.
Meanwhile, the cricketing world was all praise for Jasprit Bumrah for his fiery spell. Starting from cricketers to fans, everyone lavished praise on the India star for his performance.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Jasprit Bumrah’s spell:
Jasprit Bumrah is a once in a lifetime talent.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) August 31, 2019
From shutting TV once Sachin got out to shutting TV when Bumrah is done.
We all grew up.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 31, 2019
Bumrah wouldn’t have had the hattrick if it wasn’t for the DRS. In fact, if Kohli thought of going with the bowler. Only the third Indian bowler to claim a hattrick in Tests…currently the best bowler in the world across all formats. Without doubt. #WIvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 1, 2019
Bumrah the greatest Indian cricketer right now? More valuable than Virat Kohli?
— Kunal Singh (@d_extrovert) August 31, 2019
Jasprit Bumrah singlehandedly making India a nation of bowlers from a nation of batsman.
The kid is 25.
— if Shrikant,who can? (@HomerOpines) August 31, 2019
Now a hat-trick! Bumrah is bowling at another level. Taking wickets for fun.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 31, 2019
Bumrah's O-M-R-W is currently 8-4-7-5. I'm going to make this my ATM PIN.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) August 25, 2019
— Ambrish Goswami (@Ambrish_Goswami) August 31, 2019
— Subham (@subhsays) August 31, 2019
— Tanveer Ali (@eyes_say_it_al) August 31, 2019
— SiD Ojha (@7WayUp) August 31, 2019
Bumrah on 🔥 8-2-7-5
Ishant on ☀️ 7-1-16-2
Meanwhile Shami on Field be like pic.twitter.com/cvZCBueao8
— Rahul Koyalkar™ (@koyalkar_77) August 25, 2019