The second test match between England and India is underway at the Lord’s cricket ground in London. During England’s first innings, Jasprit Bumrah bowled a barrage of short-pitch deliveries to James Anderson on day three. This time, the England pacers have decided to give it back to Bumrah.
Mark Wood started bowling fiery bouncers to Jasprit Bumrah. The two also engaged in a heated face-off. Bumrah was seen chatting with the umpires and Jos Buttler in the overs break.
Things are heating up in the middle as words were exchanged between Jasprit Bumrah & the English team.
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) August 16, 2021
The first ball of over, Mark Wood bowled another bouncer, this time Bumrah wildly swung his bat and slammed the ball for a four. The Indian dressing was up on their feet including the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, animately applauding the boundary.
Meanwhile, the Indian team has crossed the 200 runs lead. The partnership between Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah has also crossed 50 runs. With England trying to restrict India to a low score, this last-wicket partnership between Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami will significantly impact their chances in this test.
Watch Jasprit Bumrah taking on Mark Wood:
WHAT A SHOT! Bumrah 💥♥️ pic.twitter.com/bQoRK3YYp0
— ︎ ︎Mahi (@KohlizBitch) August 16, 2021
Let’s take a look at how Twitter reacted to Bumrah taking on Mark Wood:
Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer tweeted a hilarious meme, about an England batsman watching the bowlers bowl bouncers to Bumrah. He wrote, “England batsmen watching their bowlers rile Bumrah up:”
The meme said, “Arre, Kya kar rahe ho!! Mat Karo!” (What are you doing? don’t do it)
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 16, 2021
A user named @5_IPL_Titles, posted the picture of Sourav Ganguly waving his jersey from the Lord’s balcony and wrote, “One more boundary from bumrah and virat is going to recreate this.”
One more boundary from bumrah and virat is going to recreate this pic.twitter.com/WyNT99owFk
— ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ (@5_IPL_Titles) August 16, 2021
Another Twitter user named @AkshatOM3, posted a meme and wrote, “Bumrah and Shami to England bowlers – #ENGvIND”
— Akshat OM (@AkshatOM3) August 16, 2021
After getting hit
Umpire – You okay, Are you in any danger?
Bumrah- I am not in danger , I am the danger
— Akki (@CrickPotato) August 16, 2021
What’s the temperature in London? Can feel a little heat wave going around at Lord’s … And the fun forecast says, it won’t stop with India’s innings… 😉 Spells of thunder and lightning from Bumrah-Shami later ? #ENGvIND
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) August 16, 2021
— Hemant (@Hemant___jain) August 16, 2021
Shami & Bumrah to English Bowlers : pic.twitter.com/ifhyBlUzzo
— Varad Ralegaonkar (@varadr_tistic) August 16, 2021
When you sledge a tailender, you don't want to concede a boundary the next ball. 😂😂😂
Bumrah has England rattled. #ENGvsIND
— Alankrith Shankar (@AlanzArena) August 16, 2021
Bumrah waiting for anderson pic.twitter.com/5wGIX94uC0
— Amy (@Middlclssmowgli) August 16, 2021
Tailenders Shami-Bumrah in the best partnership of the innings: clever, gritty and also positive
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 16, 2021
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) August 16, 2021
Bumrah is so far winning the battle. Have rattled the English bowlers. #ENGvIND
— Debasis Sen (@debasissen) August 16, 2021