Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former England captain Michael Vaughan was pretty impressed with Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s stellar bowling performance in the third Test between South Africa and India.

On Monday, Bumrah bagged his seventh five-wicket haul in the red-ball format as he returned with the figures of 5/42 in the first innings against South Africa.

Bumrah knocked opener Aiden Markram on the second ball of the day to give India a great start. Bumrah had also dismissed South Africa’s hero in Wanderers, Dean Elgar, at the end of Day 1.

The Indian speedster halted youngster Keegan Petersan’s great knock of 72 runs by inducing his outside edge that flew to Cheteshwar Pujara at the first slip.

Bumrah bowled a skiddy length delivery to Lungi Ngidi, who got a thick leading edge that landed safely in Ravichandran Ashwin’s hands at the covers.

Jasprit Bumrah is the best in the World at the moment: Michael Vaughan

Bumrah completed another five-wicket haul at the same venue where he made his Test debut in 2018. South Africa’s innings folded up at 210 as India went into bat in the second innings with a minuscule lead of 13 runs.

Jasprit Bumrah prepares to let it fly, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day, January 12, 2022 © AFP/Getty Images
Jasprit Bumrah prepares to let it fly, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day, January 12, 2022, © AFP/Getty Images

Vaughan reckoned that Bumrah is currently the best bowler across all formats in the world.

How good is @Jaspritbumrah93 !!! I reckon across all formats he is the best in the World at the moment .. #SAvIND,” Vaughan tweeted.

Nothing extra special out of the ordinary: Jasprit Bumrah

The Ahmedabad-born speedster said that he did nothing special in his bowling that helped India decimate the Proteas batting unit.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Marco Jansen on the second day of the third Test at the Newlands in Cape Town. Credits: Twitter

Nothing extra special out of the ordinary, I was just focusing on what I had to do and I was trying to focus on my routines and processes, what I do basically before a Test match or whatever has to be done. I was trying to be in the present and focusing on what I had to do,” Bumrah said in his press conference after the day’s play.

India lost two quick wickets of senior players Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. The visitors were leading by 103 runs during the drinks break of the first session of Day 3.

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