“I will sign the petition right now” – Virat Kohli says Jasprit Bumrah is a ‘national treasure’ and ‘8th wonder of the world’
By SMCS - Jul 5, 2024 7:00 am
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Star India batter Virat Kohli applauded India speedster Jasprit Bumrah for his contribution in the final of their T20 World Cup win. The pace bowler was named the Player of the Tournament as he helped his team win their second T20 World Cup crown by beating South Africa in the final as well.

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Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up Reeza Henricks

While speaking to the host broadcaster during the felicitation ceremony at the Wankhede Stadium after the bus parade, Virat Kohli was asked whether he would like to sign a petition that named Jasprit Bumrah as a ‘national treasure’ and ‘8th wonder of the world’ as well. To which Virat Kohli agreed without giving a second thought.

He said, “I will sign the petition right now. Let him decide what to do with the schedule. We want him to play as long as possible. He is a once-in-a-generation bowler and we are so glad he plays for us.”

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Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah

However, Bumrah claimed 15 wickets in the T20 World Cup 2024 at an economy rate of just 4.17. He also admitted that when South Africa needed 30 runs to win off the final five overs, he did well. However, he was amazed at the way Bumrah brought his team back into the game with two overs that included a wicket and just six runs were given away as well. Notably, he finished with figures of 2/18 as South Africa fell seven runs short of India’s total of 176/7 as well.

“I would like everyone to applaud a guy who brought us back in the game again, again and again. What he did in those last five overs by bowling two out of those was just phenomenal. A huge round of applause for Jasprit Bumrah please,” Virat Kohli concluded.

Meanwhile, the entire Wankhede Stadium bowed down to Jasprit Bumrah during the felicitation ceremony at the renowned stadium. Gaurav Kapur also addressed the crowd and talked about how he is going to bow down to Bumrah, and everyone is welcome to follow him as well. Everyone followed as they bowed down to the MVP of India’s T20 World Cup win. The speedster finished the competition as the third-highest wicket-taker, taking 14 wickets to his name; his spell in the final was important to limiting the Proteas as well.

“It’s (my retirement) is a long way away. I have just started. Hopefully, it is far away now,” Bumrah said at the Wankhede Stadium.  Furthermore, he talked about how happy and grateful he was that his family was there to witness him win the title and celebrate. “It was unreal. Usually, I am not the one who is at a loss of words, but seeing my son, the emotions that came in. I never cry after the game, but I started crying, and I cried two, three times.”