England fast bowler James Anderson on August 25(Tuesday) became the first fast bowler in history to scalp 600 Test wickets. Many thought that the veteran will have to wait for months to reach the landmark but the rain gods were kind enough for the play to resume. In the wake of this, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has set a minimum target for Jasprit Bumrah.
Meanwhile, on the fourth day, Anderson was left stranded at 599 wickets. With rain in the prediction on the fifth day as well, it looked difficult for the English pacer to create history. However, that was not the case as he got Pakistan, captain Azhar Ali, out, to become the first pacer to complete 600 Test wickets.
Yuvraj sets a target for Bumrah
Wishes poured on social media platforms as soon as he crossed the milestone. Team India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah also took to microblogging site Twitter congratulated James Anderson on his milestone.
“Congratulations for your remarkable achievement @jimmy9! Your passion, fortitude and drive are exceptional, cheers and best wishes for the future. #600TestWickets,” Bumrah wrote.
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 25, 2020
Meanwhile, soon after Jasprit Bumrah wishing the England fast bowler, Yuvraj Singh came up with a unique reply. Yuvraj has set a minimum target of 400 wickets for Bumrah in the longest format of the game.
“Your target is 400 !! Minimum,” the Punjab cricketer tweeted.
Your target is 400 !! Minimum
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 25, 2020
Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah has gone up ever since he made his Test debut in 2018 against South Africa. He is currently the spearhead of the pace attack and has already shown signs of finishing as India’s highest Test wicket-taker among pacers.
So far, the youngster has scalped 68 wickets from 14 matches with the best figures of six for 27. He will be next in action during the upcoming IPL in the UAE when it starts from September 19. Bumrah will lead Mumbai Indians pace attack as they look to defend their title.