India pacer Jasprit Bumrah is with the Test series going on in England and it cannot be denied that the fast bowler is getting better and deadlier with every passing game. The 27-year-old has so far taken 18 wickets in the series which is the second most after England’s Ollie Robinson, who has taken 21 wickets so far.
Bumrah was once again instrumental in India’s victory at the Kennington Oval, taking figures of 2/67 and 2/27 in two innings in the fourth Test as the tourists took a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
While fans are happy with the result and India performing in England, Bumrah’s wife Sanjana Ganesan was also one of the proud fans who took to Instagram stories, posting heartfelt messages for her husband.
Sharing a picture of Bumrah celebrating a wicket, Sanjana wrote, “Proud of you today and every day,” followed by a lion emoji.
Bumrah made a personal milestone in Test cricket as he became the fastest Indian fast bowler to take 100 Test wickets in 24 Tests.
Ahead of the fourth Test, England all-rounder Moeen Ali said that Bumrah could be the ‘biggest threat’ to the hosts, which eventually came true as the pacer wreaked havoc with his chants at The Oval.
The Indian pacer was heavily criticized for his performance in the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand. However, since then, the pacer has been practicing for high-profile England and series and is now reaping the fruits of his labour.
A resounding victory at Lord’s saw India take a 1–0 lead, after which England came back with a massive victory at Headingley. However, at The Oval, opener Rohit Sharma scored his maiden overseas century, helping India recover from a moderate effort with the bat in the first dig, in a show.
Team India scored 466 runs in the second innings and set a target of 368 runs to chase down the target. The Indian bowlers were relentless from there, asking for wickets and slowly getting them. The hosts were resting till 141/3, when England’s defense was broken within a few hours, as India bowled out England for 210, winning the fourth Test by 157 runs.