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Yuvraj Singh Gives A Target To Jasprit Bumrah In Test Cricket
By CricShots - Aug 27, 2020 1:14 pm
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As soon as the premier Indian fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah congratulated the veteran English fast bowler, James Anderson for taking his 600th Test wicket, former Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh gave him a target of his own to achieve. Anderson became the first fast pacer to reach the landmark of 600 Test wickets when he dismissed Azhar Ali in the drawn third Test against Pakistan on Tuesday.

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Bumrah had tweeted: “Congratulations for your remarkable achievement @jimmy9! Your passion, fortitude and drive are exceptional, cheers and best wishes for the future.” Yuvraj, who himself had congratulated Anderson, replying to Bumrah’s tweet, commented: “Your target is 400 !! Minimum.”

Bumrah, who will turn 27 this December, made his Test debut in 2018 and he has managed to scalp as many as 68 wickets in 14 matches so far. He had had a phenomenal start to his Test career, especially playing away from home. In August 2019, he became the first Indian bowler to take five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England, Australia, and West Indies.

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Earlier, Yuvraj Singh tweeted his message for Anderson after the pacer made history. He had written, “Never thought I’d see in my lifetime a fast bowler take 600 test wickets! It’s not just the quantity but the quality with which he has bowled – be it slow or fast wickets, bounce or no bounce, seam or no seam, for him conditions never mattered! Sir @jimmy9 you are the #GOAT.”

The 38-year-old pacer, speaking after the match against Pakistan, said there is a lot of cricket still left in him, and even he feels that he has the ability to reach the landmark of 7000 Test wickets.

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Anderson had explained, “I didn’t bowl as well as I’d have liked for the whole summer. But in this Test, I was really on it and I feel like I’ve still got stuff to offer this team. As long as I still feel like that I think I’ll keep going. I don’t think I’ve won my last Test matches as an England cricketer yet. Can I reach 700? Why not?” he said.