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Jasprit Bumrah’s Hilarious Mimicry Of Ashwin Lights Up Social Media Ahead Of Series Decider
By CricShots - Jan 3, 2024 11:26 am
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In a light-hearted yet captivating moment during a net session at Newlands ahead of the crucial second Test, Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah amused netizens by flawlessly mimicking the bowling action of the iconic off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. The comical act, captured on video, quickly went viral on social media, showcasing Bumrah not only replicating Ashwin’s bowling style but also perfectly emulating the spinner’s customary expressions post-delivery.

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Jasprit Bumrah practiced hard ahead of Cape Town Test

As Team India faces the challenge of a series decider after a resounding defeat in the first Test, the players are intensively preparing through rigorous net sessions. The final match is scheduled for January 3 in Cape Town, and expectations are high for a spirited comeback from the Indian side.

Adding intrigue to the upcoming Test is the condition of the pitch at Newlands, revealed through a surfaced image showing a significant grass covering. Speculations arise about potential assistance for pacers, possibly favoring the home team, South Africa. However, skipper Rohit Sharma offered insights into three key factors his team might confront.

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Discussing the pitch, Sharma acknowledged the grass coverage but anticipated it might be trimmed before the game, ensuring a balanced contest for both teams. Remarkably, Sharma, who missed the previous tour to South Africa, received valuable inputs from players with prior experience at Newlands, suggesting similar conditions to their past encounter.

 

Rohit Sharma also noted the contrasting weather conditions, emphasizing that the current hot temperature at Newlands during India’s net practice might reduce the assistance bowlers enjoyed in the series’ opening Test.

Sharma expressed confidence in the young players, particularly Yashasvi Jaiswal, urging them to adapt to the challenging conditions and contribute significantly to leveling the series. Recognizing the difficulty of playing freely on a bouncy track, Sharma remained hopeful that the emerging talents would rise to the occasion, showcasing their prowess and adding crucial runs to India’s tally in Cape Town.

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With the stage set for a compelling Test match, the cricketing world eagerly anticipates whether Team India can overcome the odds and deliver a performance worthy of a series equalizer, making the Bumrah-Ashwin mimicry a lighthearted precursor to the intensity that awaits on the field.