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ENG vs IND 2021: Jasprit Bumrah Shares Conversation With Virat Kohli Before His 100th Test Wicket

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India speedster Jasprit Bumrah has been in great form with the ball for Team India in the ongoing Test series against England. On day 5 of the Oval Test, he bowled really well and picked up important wickets of Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow to help India win.

After Team India’s win, Bumrah opened up about the conversation he had with Virat Kohli before taking those wickets.

He said: “It’s obviously very important to create pressure and we thought it’s an important phase. So, I went up to him and told him that I think we should start well and try to create some pressure. So, that was the intention behind it and we’re very happy to get this result. A lot of effort went into this win. All the bowlers contributed with the bat, as well as with the ball so very happy for all of them. Really happy with it and hopefully we will carry the momentum into the next match as well.”

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Jasprit Bumrah further said, “The mindset after the lunch break was that we needed to create a lot of pressure and needed to start really well. If you give a lot of runs and the momentum goes away, suddenly you come under pressure and you don’t want to play catchup in that situation. So, I was of that mindset that if we start well and create enough pressure, any result is possible.”

Bumrah Completes 100 Test Wickets

Notably, Jasprit Bumrah on Monday broke former India captain Kapil Dev’s record of taking the 100 wickets milestone in Test. He made his Test debut back in 2018 against South Africa and since then he has played only 24 matches to reach the feat.

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India’s Jasprit Bumrah (2/R) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Australia’s Joe Burns on the first day of the second cricket Test match between Australia and India played at the MCG in Melbourne on December 26, 2020. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)

However, Kapil Dev reached his 100th Test wicket in his 25th match. On the other hand, Irfan Pathan and Mohammed Shami are third and fourth on the list as they reached the milestone in their 28th and 29th match, respectively. Meanwhile, veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took only 18 matches to reach the feat as well.

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