Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah shared a heartfelt message on his return to the Newlands Stadium where he debuted for Team India in Tests back in the 2018 South Africa tour.
Bumrah was seen as a white-ball specialist in the beginning stages of his career before he got a chance to play the red-ball format on Protean shores. Since then, he hasn’t looked back and has become one of the best in the world.
“Cape Town, January 2018 – is where it all began for me in Test cricket. Four years on, I’ve grown as a player and a person and to return to this ground brings back special memories,” Bumrah captioned the tweet.
Here’s Jasprit Bumrah’s tweet:
Cape Town, January 2018 – is where it all began for me in Test cricket. Four years on, I’ve grown as a player and a person and to return to this ground brings back special memories. 😊 pic.twitter.com/pxRPNnqwBH
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) January 9, 2022
Bumrah’s maiden Test wicket is perhaps his most memorable one as he knocked over the legendary South African batter, AB de Villiers. In the final match of the same tour, Bumrah also picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests, ending with figures of 5/54 in Johannesburg.
Since then, he has played 25 Tests in total and has claimed 106 wickets at an average of 22.33. The tally includes six five-wicket hauls and each of them has come in an overseas match.
Alongside Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma, Bumrah formed the famed pace trio that has revolutionised the Indian pace attack. They have started dominating away matches, something that was rarely seen prior to the 2018-era.
The latest entrant to the attack is Mohammed Siraj. He was instrumental in India taking a 2-1 lead in England and also winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia back in 2020-21.