IND vs SL, 2nd Test: Twitter celebrates Jasprit Bumrah’s 5-wicket haul

Jasprit Bumrah's first five wicket haul on home soil. (PC Twitter)

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:

“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.

“On a dry wicket. Spin friendly wicket Jasprit Bumrah comes and takes his first 5 wicket haul in India. Rare scenes,” another user posted.

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.