Advertisement
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

ENG Vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah 'Wasn't Trying To Get Me Out' At Lord's Test, Says Alarmed James Anderson

Bumrah bowled a 10-ball over mostly comprising bouncers and one of them hit Anderson on the helmet during a frentic Day 5 of second Test match between England and India

ENG Vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah 'Wasn't Trying To Get Me Out' At Lord's Test, Says Alarmed James Anderson
England's James Anderson is hit by a short blast bowled by India's Jasprit Bumrah during Day 3 of the 2nd cricket Test at Lord's cricket ground in London, Saturday, August 14, 2021. | Composite: AP Photos
ENG Vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah 'Wasn't Trying To Get Me Out' At Lord's Test, Says Alarmed James Anderson
outlookindia.com
2021-08-24T17:11:29+05:30

Senior England pacer James Anderson has hinted that Jasprit Bumrah was not trying to get him out during the Lord's Test in which the Indian fast bowler rattled him with a barrage of bouncers.

3rd Test Preview | Live Streaming | Cricket News

Bumrah bowled a 10-ball over mostly comprising bouncers and one of them hit Anderson on the helmet. Words were exchanged following that incident and Anderson was not pleased about the Indian's tactics.

"I got caught off guard a little bit because all the batters coming in were saying how slow the pitch was. Banged in short; it was really slow. When I came out to bat, Joe Root said Bumrah was not bowling as quick as he normally does," Anderson said on the BBC Tailenders Podcast.

"And then, the first ball was 90 miles an hour and on the money, wasn't it? And it felt like, I haven't felt like this ever in my career. I felt he wasn't trying to get me out.

"He bowled an over, maybe 10, 11, 12 balls (10). He was bowling no-ball after no-ball, bowling short. I think he bowled two on the stumps which I managed to dig out."

The following day Bumrah got the taste of his own medicine but the Indian handled the England pacers rather well and shared an 89-run stand with Mohammad Shami to set up a big win for the visitors.

R Ashwin, who did not play that game, also spoke about that incident between Bumrah and Anderson.

"England took that Anderson incident very personally. Bumrah said he didn't even know what happened but all of us got together and told him what Anderson said to him and that riled us up. What happened next was extraordinary," said Ashwin on his YouTube Channel.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Uttarakhand Rains Claim 22 Lives, Nainital Cut Off From Rest Of State

Uttarakhand Rains Claim 22 Lives, Nainital Cut Off From Rest Of State

Incessant rains continued to lash various parts of the state, razing houses to the ground and leaving many trapped in the debris.

Imran Khan At Loggerheads With Army Over New Spy Chief, Opposition Comes Together To Oust Pak PM

Imran Khan At Loggerheads With Army Over New Spy Chief, Opposition Comes Together To Oust Pak PM

The opposition stands convinced as it plans to come together to oust Khan. There is much churning going on in political circles in Pakistan as the opposition scents a possible victory.

Live, BAN vs OMN, T20 World Cup: Oman Need 50 From 24 Balls

Live, BAN vs OMN, T20 World Cup: Oman Need 50 From 24 Balls

Follow live cricket scores of Oman vs Bangladesh here. BAN lost their T20 World Cup 2021 opener vs Scotland while Oman beat Papua New Guinea.

Lakhimpur Kheri: A Springboard For Priyanka Gandhi In UP?

Lakhimpur Kheri: A Springboard For Priyanka Gandhi In UP?

Priyanka Gandhi has emerged more visible in the wake of Lakhimpur Kheri than any other opposition politician in Uttar Pradesh.

Advertisement