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SA vs IND: ‘Phenomenal’ Jasprit Bumrah doesn’t go cold, says Aakash Chopra after India’s Cape Town Test win

Aakash Chopra heaped praise on Jasprit Bumrah and claimed that the Indian pacer doesn’t go cold after India’s win in the Cape Town Test.

Bumrah delivered a match-defining performance in the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town, showcasing his exceptional fast bowling skills. The pacer’s six-wicket haul in the second innings was pivotal in India achieving a historic seven-wicket victory, marking it as one of the fastest Test wins in history.

His figures of 6/61 not only decimated the South African batting lineup but also set a modest target of 79 runs for India to chase, which they did successfully within approximately one and a half days.

This performance earned Bumrah the ‘Player of the Series’ title, as he accumulated a total of 12 wickets across the two matches. His contribution was significant in leveling the series 1-1 after India had lost the first Test. Bumrah’s Instagram post reflected his joy, captioning it “Special day, special match,” underlining the personal significance of the win at the ground where he debuted in Test cricket.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Chopra said that Bumrah is a phenomenal bowler, who showed his importance to the side with his performance in the second innings. The former cricketer is also of the opinion that Bumrah becomes unplayable once his deliveries start to move around a bit.

“Jasprit Bumrah is a phenomenal bowler. It seemed like something wrong had happened. How could it have happened that a series got over in South Africa and Jasprit Bumrah didn’t do anything?”

“He doesn’t go cold. He is a mighty guy. If Siraj took six wickets in the first innings, Bumrah said he is also there. When Bumrah’s ball starts going up and down, or left and right, he is unplayable,” said Chopra.

India have broken the jinx in Cape Town: Aakash Chopra

The win in Cape Town was India’s first at the Newland’s cricket ground and Chopra was happy to see the team end their jinx. The former cricketer also claimed that the victory came on a treacherous track.

“India have won. We have broken the jinx. We have won in Cape Town. Who was saying that we can’t win? I mean, we hadn’t won till now but have won now, and interestingly enough, won on a very bad pitch.”

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Jan 5, 2024

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