Gambhir's sizzling reaction after Bumrah registers career-best World Cup figures in India vs Afghanistan World Cup clash

12 Oct 2023

Jasprit Bumrah registered his best-ever bowling figures at the World Cup during the India vs Afghanistan clash in Delhi.
Jasprit Bumrah has been unstoppable since making his India comeback from injury, and on Wednesday, the premier pacer enhanced his reputation further by registering his best-ever bowling figures in the World Cup. Against Afghanistan, Bumrah finished with 4/39, bettering his previous best World Cup figures of 4/55 against Bangladesh at Southampton in the 2019 edition at Southampton. Bumrah's figures in Delhi played a pivotal role in India limiting Afghanistan to 272/8, when at one stage they looked certain to reach 300.
Bumrah was menacing with both the new ball and old. He gave away just five runs in his first three overs and after getting hit for his first boundary of the day, Bumrah roared back in style dismissing Ibrahim Zadran out caught behind with a beautiful outswinger. Bumrah's second spell remained impressively economical, despite him failing to secure any wickets. However, it was in his final spell that Bumrah unleashed chaos upon the Afghan batters, claiming the crucial wickets of three powerful hitters
Bumrah's menacing bowling evoked a sizzling reaction from former India opener Gautam Gambhir, who couldn't help but marvel at the pacer's brilliance. Describing him as a 'phenomenal' bowler, Gambhir firmly believes that Bumrah possesses a unique quality that sets him apart from all others. This exceptional attribute transforms him into an indispensable X-factor for any team he represents, be it India, the Mumbai Indians, or any other franchise. It doesn't matter which team you put him in; Bumrah will consistently shine.