India’s premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah is often used to making headlines with his deadly bowling. However, in the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand, he found himself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.
At the start of the fifth day of the WTC final, as the New Zealand cricket team resumed batting Bumrah came out onto the field wearing a regular Test jersey, -- displaying sponsor BYJU’S -- instead of the WTC final jersey which has INDIA imprinted in bold letters.
The rule says that for any International Cricket Council (ICC) event, the country’s name should always be mentioned in the centre.
Bumrah, who has not been in the best of form of late, realised his mistake after bowling his first over and by the time he went to the dressing room and returned with the correct jersey, social media erupted.
lmao Bumrah wore the wrong jersey 😭— RIA💤 (@riaahahaha) June 22, 2021
Bumrah comes to play with wearing regular byju's sponsored jersey pic.twitter.com/h4bNjN1WHh— Kisslay Jha🇮🇳 (@TrollerBabua) June 22, 2021
It's been such a long Test that Bumrah forgot to wear the right jersey.😉— Aditya Mantry (@aditya_mantry) June 22, 2021
Jasprit Bumrah bowled 26 overs in the first innings and conceded 57 runs. He didn’t pick a single wicket despite conditions that have tested the batsmen.
India batted first and scored 217 in their first innings. The Kiwis responded with 249 in what has been a rain-marred WTC final. Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma picked up seven wickets between them, while the spinners cleaned up the rest.
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