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Jasprit Bumrah Uses Kohli’s Way To Deal With Haters, Cryptic Tweet Sends Haters Into Frenzy


When it comes to talking about the performance of Jasprit Bumrah in Test cricket, the Indian cricket fraternity gets divided into two halves. 

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The first half feels that the paceman’s time at the peak of red-ball cricket is already over and that it may be time for the Team India selectors to start looking for other options. The second half believes that 27-year-old is nowhere near the end playing the most gruelling format of them all and feels that he can provide for his team despite his various shortcomings and injuries.

As a result, every time the unorthodox bowler enters the ground, the supporters of the Men in Blue look at him with a raised eyebrow. So when Bumrah ended up taking nine wickets across the two innings of the first Test match against England on foreign soil, it was time for the haters to get a message.

Still don’t need you. pic.twitter.com/2hdgy5CACY

— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 9, 2021

While sharing a couple of pictures from the Trent Bridge match, Bumrah added a caption to his tweet, which many agree was very aggressive and uncharacteristic of him. “Still don’t need you,” he wrote on his post.

With just four words, Bumrah has managed to rile up a good bunch of his haters and took no time to jump on the criticism-train and start bashing the bowler’s online message.

Yeah because performing against this shitty English team on a basically worthless match is gonna cover up for your bottling on the most important test match you have ever played. https://t.co/Uc3fclYPkp

— Ajay (@ItsAjaySubedi) August 10, 2021

That’s it now he won’t perform in the remaining matches https://t.co/usoJZK4DOu

— Rahul Pathak (@Rahulpathak_31) August 10, 2021

Yes, retire ho ja Ambani ka boot polish wala https://t.co/Cxr8tlbWW8

— मा. राजू काळे (@therajukale) August 9, 2021

Bumrah ko bhi ego? Gajab hai yar.

Kya raddi team ban chuki hai. Ek se ke ego wale bhare pade hai. https://t.co/GI6l4OkB01

— Abhishek (@AwadhiGuy) August 9, 2021

Sometimes, it does get to your head & you feel ‘answerable’ to your critics. Ideally, would have been good for him to stay in a bubble & let his bowling do the talk. If he had to, should’ve atleast waited for 2nd test to be over to enjoy this drama unfold with a tub of popcorn https://t.co/C2u8LctvH7

— Ashish Shahpur (@ashishshahpur) August 9, 2021

Recently, Bumrah’s biggest downfall as the presumed leader of the Indian bowler attack came during the World Test Championship final against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand squad at the Ageas Bowl at Southampton. 

Albeit playing in extremely testing weather conditions with an unforgiving pitch, the Ahmedabad-born failed to scalp even a single wicket throughout his time on the ground and was heavily criticised for being practically ineffective against the Black Caps.

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So when the pacer showed results and took a bunch of good wickets, including opener Rory Burns for a duck in the first innings and the English skipper and centurion Joe Root in the second innings, it was obvious that the media would look at it as a comeback.

However, his teammate and the most successful batsman for Virat Kohli in the first Test, KL Rahul did not agree with that analogy.

“I don’t know why you are saying that Bumrah has made a comeback,” said Rahul in the press conference when asked about Bumrah’s good show. “Every time, in every game, in every condition he has proved himself and he is our number one bowler. We are happy that he is doing what he is (has) been doing since he started playing Test cricket.”

“Wherever he has played, he has been a match-winner for us. We are happy that he has done once again, what he does best,” Rahul added.

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