‘Sad to lose my record’: Ex-SA bowler reacts to Broad’s nightmare | locust

For 19 years the record was held by the former South African player when West Indies legend Brian Lara completed 28 runs in 2003 in Johannesburg. South African Keshav Maharaj nearly relieved him of that unwanted record, but matched Lara’s feat two years ago against bowler Joe Root. But on Saturday at Edgbaston, under cloudy skies, the unlikely Jasprit Bumrah handed Stuart Broad a nightmare as the English pacer conceded 35 more points. Moments after the carnage, former South African bowler Robin Peterson reacted. (India v England Live Score, 5th Test, Day 2)

India were 377 for nine at the end of 83 overs when Indian skipper Bumrah took the strike against Broad. And despite the bowler, who had only reached the magnificent 550-wicket milestone moments away, holding an old three-ball, he decided to bounce Bumrah and it made for a horror show.

By the end of six legal deliveries, with Broad delivering a wide ball and a draw ball, Bumrah had crushed him for 35 runs, seven more than Lara had managed against Peterson.

Look: Dravid and Kohli go crazy in the locker room watching Bumrah’s assault on Broad; Siraj joins the midfield celebration

Moments later, the former bowler took to Twitter to post a cheeky tweet, writing: “Sad to lose my record today, well records are made to be broken I guess. Next #ENGvIND”

India eventually finished with 416 runs on board with Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant earlier hitting their respective tons.

Broad’s tactic did not go down well with former England skipper Michael Atherton.

“A bit of a crazy morning, isn’t it?” Some curious tactics from England early on when they decided to play short at Mohammed Shami. With Shami just starting, you would think England would try to kick the ball first and then go to short ball,” he said on Sky Cricket.

“Jadeja scored a great cent and then just carnage when Jasprit Bumrah came in. It’s over Broad – I’ve never seen anything like it really!

“There were echoes of the Lord’s Test last year when England instead lost the plot.”


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