As India took on England on the opening ay of the 4th Test match at Southampton, pacer Jasprit Bumrah was all over social media for two reasons within the first few overs of the match.
The first reason being his incredible delivery to dismiss England opening batsman Keaton Jennings for a duck in the third over of the match. In his very next over, Bumrah produced another ripper which hit Joe Root’s pads in front of the wickets. The moment umpire turned down the appeal, a confident Bumrah asked Kohli to go for DRS.
But much to the dismay of Indian camp, Bumrah had bowled another front foot no-ball. It wasn’t for the first time that Bumrah had bowled a front foot no-ball. In fact, he has now earned a reputation of bowling no balls at crucial moments of a match. Indian cricket fans were disappointed after yet another no-ball from Bumrah.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
Jasprit Bumrah is a fine cricketer, and in the middle of an excellent spell, but he is letting himself and his team down too often with these no-balls.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 30, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 30, 2018
— 🩺 (@Pinacodalda) August 30, 2018
After everything that it has cost India, it's a SHAME that Jasprit Bumrah is still getting wickets off a no ball. This could potentially cost them the series. What is the coaching staff doing ? This should've been sorted by now #ENGvIND
— Ahmer Nazir (@iAhmer) August 30, 2018
Jasprit Bumrah again and again how many times will be repeat the same mistake, why can't he bowl without a no ball playing in international game and bowling no ball regularly is a crime
— achu_ashwin (@achu_ashwin) August 30, 2018
— Montu (@dwanikbhatt) August 30, 2018
Jasprit Bumrah and No Balls, The Untold story.😪🤧😏🤦🏻♂️
— Neel Patel (@NeelPatel189) August 30, 2018
Now bumrah has crossed all the lines😂 pic.twitter.com/yuuzcxNSHQ
— Mask 🎭 (@Mr_LoLwa) August 30, 2018
Radhika Apte is to Netflix what No-Ball is to Bumrah. Always together. #EngvInd
— APPURV GUPTA (@appurv_gupta) August 30, 2018
whenever Bumrah takes wicket on no-ball. pic.twitter.com/75N0NzpoYO
— Kuptaan 🇮🇳 (@Kuptaan) August 30, 2018
— Tausif Iqbal (@imtussi10) August 30, 2018
— Chinmay Jawalekar (@CricfreakTweets) August 30, 2018
— $uन्द₹ कुM@r 🇮🇳 (@sentisonu_09) August 30, 2018
Only thing that can compete with Virat Kohli’s consistency is Jasprit Bumrah’s wickets on No Balls! #ENGvIND
— मारवाड़ी गुज्जू (@hdbarjatya) August 30, 2018
Much to Bumrah’s relief, Ishant Sharma soon removed Root by trapping him in front of the wicket. Even though the English skipper went for the DRS, he couldn’t get another reprieve as the replays suggested the ball was hitting the stumps.