India pacer Jasprit Bumrah took his eighth five-wicket haul in the longest format of the game on Sunday, in only his 29th Test. On Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, he completed the feat. This was Bumrah’s first five-wicket haul on home soil, which was notable. Bumrah had a good day at the workplace, as he thrashed the Sri Lankan hitters on a track that favored spinners.
Fans took to Twitter and praised Bumrah for his exploits on a spin-friendly track.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— chaitanya maini (@ChaitanyaMaini) March 13, 2022
“Taking a Fifer in totally spinning pitches. Take a bow Jasprit Bumrah. Undoubtedly, one of the best of this generation,” a fan tweeted.
“A fast bowler taking 5-wicket haul on a pitch that is paradise for spinners, that’s Jasprit Bumrah for you,” another fan tweeted.
A fast bowler taking 5 wicket haul on a pitch that is paradise for spinners, that's Jasprit Bumrah for you! pic.twitter.com/tlzvGV0ItW
— Shivani Shukla 🏏 (@iShivani_Shukla) March 13, 2022
— Vedant (@thatcrickettguy) March 13, 2022
“On a dry wicket. Spin friendly wicket Jasprit Bumrah comes and takes his first 5 wicket haul in India. Rare scenes,” another user posted.
On a dry wicket. Spin friendly wicket Jasprit Bumrah comes and takes his first 5 wicket haul in India.
— YaGunnersYa (@piyushnathani1) March 13, 2022
In the first innings, his figures of five for 24 helped India bowl out Sri Lanka for a modest 109.
India also grabbed a 143-run advantage after deciding to bat first in the pink-ball Test, scoring 252 runs.