Star Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah impressed everyone with his sensational bowling in the first innings of the ongoing second Test against England. Bumrah picked 6 wickets just at the cost of 44 runs in 15.5 overs, including 5 maiden overs. He also became the fastest Indian bowler to reach the milestone of 150 Test wickets; he achieved this feat in just 34 matches.
Meanwhile, what attracted the eyeballs of the cricketing fraternity was his fourth wicket, which was none other than the England skipper and star batter Ben Stokes. What grabbed the highlights and headlines was the reaction of Ben Stokes just after his dismissal against the Indian speedster.
"I attempted an outswing but the ball went straight" - Jasprit Bumrah on 'Ben Stokes' dismissal
The England skipper looked completely clueless against Bumrah and failed to execute any shot against an unplayable deliver from the latter.
“I don't know what Stokes was thinking but I attempted an outswing but the ball went straight so I think maybe he had seen the shine and thought the ball would go away but it came in straight and he got bowled,” said Bumrah during a post-match press interaction.
“We know he is a dangerous batsman at that moment when he bats with the lower order as he bats with freedom and takes a lot of chances,” he added later.
Furthermore, Bumrah spoke about the importance of Test cricket in a player’s cricketing career and life as well.
“Test cricket teaches you patience, isn't it? When you try and bowl magical deliveries now and then, it doesn't work. Even if you have everything you don't need to use everything at one particular time,” Bumrah said.
“You understand what is working today and what is the need of the hour. Try to focus on the now. Earlier, if I had thought about taking six wickets, it has never worked for me. I have a lot of deliveries and you can confuse yourself. You need to shut that noise and focus on the next ball,” he concluded.