Twitter Reactions: Jasprit Bumrah breaks 39-year-old Indian record at the MCG

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Jasprit Bumrah claimed his third five-wicket haul to wrap up Australia’s first innings on 151 on day three of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday.

Bumrah picked the wickets of Marcus Harris, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood to become the first Asian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year.

The 25-year-old waded into the Australian batting lineup with figures of 6-33, the best for an Indian fast bowler Down Under since 1985. These are also the career-best figures for Bumrah in Test cricket. He claimed 5-54 against South Africa at the Wanderers stadium in January this year.

With 45 wickets to his name, Bumrah also surpassed Dileep Doshi to register most wickets for India in his debut Test year. In 1979, Dileep Doshi took 40 wickets in his debut Test year, which was a record until Bumrah broke it in 2018.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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