Bumrah

Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Bishop lash out at critics who called Jasprit Bumrah’s action illegal

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah ripped apart the Windies batting line-up on Day 2 of the second and final Test at Kingston, Jamaica. He recorded a hat-trick and picked up six of the seven wickets as the hosts collapsed to 87 for 7.


After the pacer took a hat-trick, former West Indies cricketer-turned-commentator Ian Bishop spoke about some critics expressing their doubts over the legality of Bumrah’s bowling action. Former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar, who was also present in the commentary box along with Bishop, said such people should seriously “get a life.”

On Sunday, the 25-year-old became the third Indian cricketer to claim a hat-trick in Test cricket.


“I cannot believe some people questioning the legality of Jasprit Bumrah’s action,” Ian Bishop said during his commentary.

“His action is unique but is well within the rules of the game. In fact, it’s one of the cleanest ones. Some people really need to look in the mirror,” he added.

In reply, this is what Gavaskar said –

“Can you name them? Who are these people questioning Bumrah’s action?”

“Let’s look at it closely. A few steps and then he gathers momentum and finally releases the ball with a straight arm. Now tell me at what point his arm is bent? It’s perfectly fine. People should really get a life.”

The three successive wickets of Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, and Roston Chase helped Bumrah achieve the historic feat.

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