IPL 2019 Final: Twitter lauds Jasprit Bumrah for consoling Quinton de Kock after conceding 4 byes in the 19th over

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Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Jasprit Bumrah was applauded by cricket fans and experts for his magnificent spell in the final match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Hyderabad on Sunday.

The 25-year-old pacer took 2 for 14 on a batting friendly pitch and helped his side clinch their fourth IPL title in seven years, beating the defending champions CSK by one run in a nail-biting thriller.

However, besides his performance with the ball, Bumrah also impressed with his on-field temperament during the high-pressure game. In the 17th over, CSK opener Shane Watson (80 off 59 balls) skied one off Bumrah but Rahul Chahar, who was fielding at deep mid-wicket, put it down despite running in hard. It should have been a simple catch but Bumrah kept smiling, empathising with the youngster in such a tense moment.

Bumrah walked up to Quinton de Kock to console him

In the 19th over which was Bumrah’s final in the game, he conceded just five runs and took the wicket of the CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. However, the final delivery of the over saw the MI wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock failing to stop the ball from going to the boundary as four byes.

For any bowler, it could have been a moment of despair but not for Bumrah. Even as the wicket-keeper was upset, the bowler was seen walking up to the former, chatted with him and even shared a laugh with him before going away. The final over was bowled by Lasith Malinga and he did a brilliant job in restricting the CSK a run short of the MI’s total.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Bumrah’s gesture towards De Kock:


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