Waqar Younis Lauds Jasprit Bumrah’s Exceptional Bowling, Responds to Fan’s Inquiry on Viral Yorker

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In a testament to Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling prowess during the second Test against England, legendary Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis offered high praise, particularly commending a scintillating yorker that dismantled Ollie Pope’s stumps on day two. The match unfolded with several noteworthy moments, including Yashasvi Jaiswal’s maiden double century, Zak Crawley’s counterattack, and Bumrah’s impressive six-wicket haul.

Responding to a fan’s inquiry on X (formerly Twitter), asking if Bumrah’s delivery to Pope reminded him of any past bowler, Waqar Younis provided a priceless response. He said, “Can’t think of anyone Hemant. Bumrah’s Magic,” highlighting the uniqueness and brilliance of Bumrah’s bowling performance in the match.

Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) expressed his awe, stating, “Can’t think of anyone Hemant. Bumrah’s Magic” in response to a video showcasing Bumrah’s exceptional bowling.

Bumrah achieved the milestone of becoming the fastest Indian speedster to reach 150 wickets in Test cricket, achieving this feat with 6781 deliveries. Umesh Yadav follows in the second position with 7661 balls, while Mohammed Shami and Kapil Dev hold the third and fourth spots with 7755 and 8378 balls, respectively.

Adding to his accolades, Bumrah surpassed Kapil Dev’s record by dismissing the opposition’s third, fourth, fifth, and sixth batters in an innings during a Test in India. Kapil Dev had set the record in 1983 against West Indies in Ahmedabad with an impressive spell of 9/83.

Among bowlers with 150 Test wickets, Bumrah boasts the second-best bowling average at 20.28, trailing only Syd Barnes of England (16.43).

Waqar Younis, with 789 international wickets, remains one of Pakistan’s greatest pacers and a standout in international cricket. Meanwhile, Bumrah, with 375 international wickets in just 185 appearances, is gradually etching his name among cricket’s all-time great pacers.

In the ongoing match, India finished day two at 28/0, with skipper Rohit Sharma (13*) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (15*) unbeaten. With Shubman Gill’s century contributing to a substantial lead, India is inching towards a 400-run advantage on day three.

Bumrah’s heroics were instrumental as India bowled out England for 253 in the first innings, securing a 143-run lead. Zak Crawley’s impressive counterattack (76 in 78 balls) was overshadowed by Bumrah and spinner Kuldeep Yadav (3/71), who dismantled the English line-up.

India’s first innings total of 396 runs was fueled by Yashasvi Jaiswal’s maiden double-hundred (209 in 290 balls), complemented by contributions from Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, and Axar Patel.

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