Indian cricket players Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj had a field day during the India vs Australia practice match on Friday, December 11. While Bumrah scored his first-ever career 50, his partner at the other end, Siraj, won hearts by showing a great moment of sportsman spirit.
During the tenth-wicket partnership, non-striker Siraj had rushed to check on Australia all-rounder Cameron Green, who was struck on the head by a Jasprit Bumrah straight drive.
#SpiritofCricket— BCCI (@BCCI) December 11, 2020
Non-striker batsman Mohd Siraj quickly rushed to check on Cameron Green, who got hit on the head by a Jasprit Bumrah straight drive.
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The 26-year-old’s heart-warming reaction won several hearts on the social media as soon as the video went viral.
Indian batsmen had an underwhelming start to their second practice match against Australia A on Friday after Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill showed early grit to hold the fort. With the likes of Hanuma Vihari, captain Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha and Mayank Agarwal all returning to the Pavillion, it was the unlikely duo of Bumrah and Siraj that steadied India's ship.
Bumrah, with his unbeaten 55, stayed at the crease alongside Siraj, who scored 22, to forge a valuable partnership of 71 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) before the visitors ended their innings with 194 runs on the scoreboard after their first innings of the India vs Australia practice match.
Bumrah, who averages less than 3 in Test cricket, has just scored a fifty. I wonder if that’s like bradman scoring 1300— Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) December 11, 2020
Bumrah’s knock was easily the highlight of the day as the premier pacer saw off 57 balls from Australia’s fearsome pacers, hitting six boundaries and two sixes in the process. He was even given a guard of honour by his teammates as he returned to the dressing room.
Twitter couldn’t get enough of the batsman Bumrah, who is expected to turn on the heat with the ball in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy.