Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah was escorted off the field by Indian team physio Nitin Patel on Day 3 of the ongoing first test match of the three-test series against South Africa at Centurion, after twisting ankle when tracking after bowling. Bumrah started the proceedings for India in styles by sacking Proteas skipper Dean Elgar in South Africa’s first ever batting innings. Bowling in the eleventh of innings, Bumrah delivered four fine deliveries to Rassie van der Dussen, before collapsing in his call after throwing the fifth ball.
Replay showed Bumrah severely twisted his ankle in his follow-up, which led him to come off the pitch. Meanwhile, the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) informed fans of the injury and said he suffered a sprained right ankle. Seeing Bumrah’s twisted ankle on the Star Sports live stream, Indian cricket fans took to Twitter by storm while expressing their take on Bumrah’s injury and hoping the pace will be okay.
Jasprit Bumrah twists his right ankle
How did the fans react to Jasprit Bumrah’s injury?
One fan mentioned in his tweet that Bumrah is a champion and will be back on the pitch soon. At the same time, another fan said that with any luck, a little rest should be enough to get Bumrah back on the pitch. While one of the affected fans said the injury looks painful at the moment, but will be fine.
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– sÐ½Ï Ð²Ð½Î±Ð¼ :)) (@itspatilshubham) December 28, 2021
Hopefully after some rest Bumrah should be back in the park
– Srini Raghavan (@ SriniRaghavan2) December 28, 2021
Painful at that time but it will be fine, this has happened to me many times
– Shafiq Ahmad (@Akhund_Shafiq) December 28, 2021
Mohammed Siraj adds to his count of wickets after Bumrah & Mohammad Shami
Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer replaced Bumrah as a field substitute as Mohammad Shami retired Aiden Markram to pick his second wicket in four rounds. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj dismissed van der Dussen in the 13th, as the Proteas batting team fell to 32/4 after 13 overs in the second inning of the game. South Africa reached 67/4 on the scoreboard after 25 overs with Temba Bavuma and Kock’s Quinton at bat in the middle. Both hitters added 39 points for the fifth wicket partnership after facing 78 balls together.
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