Jasprit Bumrah celebrates a wicket during the first ODI between England and India.© AFP Jasprit Bumrah put in a sensational bowling performance to help India thrash England by 10 wickets in the first ODI at the Kennington Oval on Tuesday. With some swing and bounce on offer, Bumrah – with some assistance from Mohammed Shami – ran through England’s top order.
The 28-year-old then returned to help clean up the tail and finished with career-best figures of 6/19 as England were bowled out for a meager 110. Rohit Sharma then made short work of the chase with his 58-ball 76, while Shikhar Dhawan stayed solid at the other end as India won the match without losing a single wicket.
Legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to hail Bumrah’s “phenomenal” display at The Oval.
“The Oval pitch has great bounce but Indian bowlers bowled the right lengths & that made all the difference. A great bowling performance by India’s pace attack especially Bumrah who was just phenomenal,” Tendulkar tweeted.
He went on to hail Jasprit Bumrah as the “best bowler across formats” in a follow-up tweet, and also noted that former England captain Nasser Hussain agreed with him on air during the match.
“I’ve been of the opinion for a while now that Bumrah is the best bowler across formats. It was good to hear @nassercricket agree with me on-air,” Tendulkar wrote.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 12, 2022
Apart from stating as much on commentary, Nasser Hussain also wrote about Bumrah being the best in the world in his column for Sky Sports.
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