Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah surpasses all-rounder Hardik Pandya in terms of most wickets for India in the T20I. The pacer now has 74 scalps to his name in the shortest format of the game and became the 3rd highest wicket-taker for Men in Blue.
Jasprit Bumrah achieved the feat in the recently concluded second T20I against Ireland. The pacer bowled another staggering spell and made sure that he made the crowd’s money worth it. His spell made sure that India win the series.
Jasprit Bumrah, who made a rollicking return to Team India in the first game, was on the top of his game in the second game as well. He racked up his pace as well and exhibited a brilliant show of variations. He made Irish batters look clueless with his balls.
Jasprit Bumrah returned with the figures of 2/15 in his quote of four overs. What caught the attention of many in the last over of the innings, he bowled a maiden wicket and won the game for his team by 33 runs. India also won the series with one match to go.
Jasprit Bumrah after his two wickets in the second game also completed 74 wickets in the T20Is and surpassed Hardik Pandya, who has 73 wickets in this format. The pacer now has only Yuzvendra Chahal (96) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (90) ahead of him.
IND vs IRE: I am feeling good – Jasprit Bumrah after India’s win in 2nd T20I
Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah talked about the performance of his team in the second T20I against Ireland. He said that everyone in the team is keen to perform and keeping expectations aside is important for them. He explained:
“I am feeling good. Today was a little drier. We thought it would get slower and hence batted first. It is very pleasing. It is tough to pick an XI. Great headache to have. Everyone is eager. Everyone is confident. All of us wanted to play for India. Eventually, everyone has to work their way up.
“If you play with a baggage of expectation, you are under pressure. You have to keep those expectations aside. You are not doing yourself 100 percent justice if you are playing with so many expectations.”
The dead rubber third T20I between India and Ireland will be played on Wednesday (23rd August).