Team India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah dedicated his six-wicket haul on Day 2 of the Visakhapatnam Test against England to his son Angad. The pacer bowled a brilliant spell to give India the upper hand in the second Test on Saturday, February 3. Bumrah registered 6/45 in 15.5 overs as England were bundled out for 253 in response to India’s first-innings total of 396.
In a video posted on BCCI’s X handle, he said that he would like to dedicate the special performance to his son Angad. Notably, Bumrah and his wife Sanjana Ganesan became parents to a baby boy on September 4, 2023, and he returned home from the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka for the birth of his child as well.
“So, if you want to dedicate it, there’s no better feeling than you know. My son is travelling with me. This is his first tour. I’m more excited to go and see him now, So yeah, I will dedicate this to him,” the pacer commented.
However, Jasprit Bumrah bowled stunning deliveries to get rid of Joe Root, Ollie Pope and England captain Ben Stokes. While talking about the wicket of Root, Bumrah said that he had not planned the dismissal as well. He also opined on Pope’s wicket as well.
“That was one delivery (to Root) that I had not planned. I had bowled an outswinger but the ball didn’t swing and went straight with the arm, so I think that also happened against England,” he explained. “I remember that Ollie Pope was my 100th wicket. So yes, I remember, because at that time, that was also a phase where the ball was reversing at the Oval Test. I wanted to bowl a length ball but then I changed my mind and I went for a yorker and it did swing a lot. And, you know, the execution was good, so very happy.”