Indian top order was knocked down by James Anderson ‘s fiery spell and the side was bundled for a meager 107 runs. The day 2 turned out to be a dramatic day for the visitors as none of the batsmen were able to contribute to the scoreboard. In the process, the 36-year-old Jimmy picked up his 26th five-wicket haul and in turn became the pacer to pick the maximum number of wickets against India in tests.
Harbhajan Singh who is currently a part of the commentary panel couldn’t just believe the delivery by Jimmy to dismiss Indian opener, Murali Vijay. As the conditions were aiding swing bowling, he made sure to create an impact right form the start. The outswinger left the opener clueless as he was sent back to the hut for a duck.
A beautiful delivery from Anderson! 😍
What a start for England!
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) August 10, 2018
Unable to resist what he had witnessed, he asked Sachin to share his opinion on the quality of the delivery. The master known for his charismatic replies said him that the batsmen in their early days used to complain the same on Bhajji’s doosra. The conversation took place on Twitter and is trending in the social media.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 10, 2018
Bhajji had always been the game changer for India in tests. Over 417 wickets in tests, he stands as the second leading wicket-taker behind Anil Kumble. He last represented India in Galle test (2015).
Murali Vijay was the leading run scorer for the side during the 2014 tour as he accounted for 410 runs. Though he showed his mettle in the practice game against Essex, his form still remains a worry at the top order.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 11, 2018
Indian bowling added four wickets to the bag and the English top order fell in quick succession. The scoreboard now reads 104/4 and all eyes on Bairstow to check if he can play belligerent innings to put up a respectable score.