Aakash Chopra slams Rohit Sharma for not trusting Jasprit Bumrah during controversial DRS call


Cricket commentator Aakash Chopra heaped praises on Jasprit Bumrah for bowling a superb spell during Day 3 of India vs England 1st Test in Hyderabad. Aakash Chopra also lauded Jasprit Bumrah for his gameplan to dismiss Joe Root in the IND vs ENG 1st Test.

In the 1st session, England crossed 100 runs on the board losing just 1 wicket of Zak Crawley. Jasprit Bumrah bagged two crucial breakthroughs for Team India between lunch and tea. The right-arm pacer demolished set batter Ben Duckett and later Joe Root in back-to-back overs.

With Jasprit Bumrah’s lethal pace attack, England lost 2 quick wickets in the 2nd session. They railed at 140-4 at one stage and India grabbed the reins of the situation in their favor; all because of seamer Bumrah.

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Aakash Chopra Lauds Jasprit Bumrah For Joe Root’s Wicket

Aakash Chopra lauded Jasprit Bumrah on his YouTube channel. The former India opener praised Bumrah for his gameplan to jolt Joe Root. He also added the setup to dismiss him was extremely good.

“He picked up two wickets. Ben Duckett was ultimately bowled with an incoming ball. He would have got him lbw had the DRS been used earlier. Joe Root’s wicket – the setup was extremely good. He kept taking the ball away and then brought the ball in and hit his pads,” Aakash Chopra said.

Aakash Chopra, who represented Team India in 2003-04, also feels that India would’ve not made a comeback in the 2nd session with Jasprit Bumrah’s outstanding spell. He also added that the Indian pacer was absolute gold dust.

“If India had not won the second session, this match would have been placed differently. We are talking about spin but Jasprit Bumrah came. He showed his class. He was absolutely brilliant. He was absolute gold dust,” the 45-year-old said.

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Jasprit Bumrah Grabbed 2 Wickets In 1st Innings

Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah also captured 2 wickets in the 1st innings. Notably, he is the only pacer from both teams who had massive success in the India vs England 1st Test. Spinners have gained much more limelight than pacers in the India vs England encounter at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad.

Talking about India vs England 1st Test, Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat first. Like a see-saw, the match has witnessed both teams dominating at different intervals. England started well in 1st innings in the first few overs. However, they later reached 125-5 at one stage. Ben Stokes helped the team to post 246-10 with his half-century.

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Ollie Pope Slammed Ton For England In 2nd Innings

In the 2nd innings, Indian batters Yashasvi Jaiswal (80), KL Rahul (86), and Ravindra Jadeja (87) helped the team to outpast England’s total. India posted 436 before getting all-out. With a 190-run lead, India overpowered England in the 1st innings.

However, England once again bounced back with a century by one-down batter Ollie Pope in 2nd innings. The right-handed youngster shattered his fifth ton to set the Hyderabad field on fire. England is on the way to cross 400 runs in the final innings. Jasprit Bumrah has clinched 5 wickets so far in the match.

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