Former South African pacer Dale Steyn took to Twitter to ask Jasprit Bumrah to pipe it down and ‘take it’ after an altercation with the youngster, Marco Jansen, on Day 3 of the Johannesburg Test.
Jansen bowled a flurry of bouncers at Bumrah and three of them hit the latter on his right shoulder. An aggravated Bumrah went head-on and had an intense chat with Jansen and it needed the on-field umpire to separate the two.
The incident is quite similar to the one where James Anderson was peppered with short balls by none other than Bumrah. Shedding light on the same, Steyn tweeted:
“I swear I remember Bumrah doing the same thing to a Mr James Anderson not too long ago. Learn to take it kid.“
Here’s Dale Steyn’s tweet:
I swear I remember Bumrah doing the same thing to a Mr James Anderson not too long ago.
Learn to take it kid.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 5, 2022
Soon after, Bumrah’s slogging did work as he managed to smash a six off Kagiso Rabada. But his stay at the crease didn’t last long after that as he was dismissed by Lungi Ngidi.
In the process, India ended with a total of 266 on the board, setting a target of 240 for the hosts. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane contributed with stunning counter-attacking fifties. Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Shardul Thakur played exciting cameos to ensure India set a fighting target.
At Tea, South Africa had already erased 34 from the target with Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar looking pretty comfortable against the new ball bowling of Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.