Indian cricket team’s captain Jasprit Bumrah broke West Indies’ legend, former skipper Brian Lara’s Test world record in a single over of the fifth and final match against England on Saturday. In his captaincy debut of Tests, Bumrah scored 35 runs off England pacer Stuart Broad.
India skipper #JaspritBumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) claimed a world record in his debut Test match as a captain as he scored 35 runs off veteran England pacer #StuartBroad in the 84th over on day two of the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston.— IANS (@ians_india) July 2, 2022
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According to a Sportstar report, Brian Lara had smashed 28 runs in one over against South African Robin Peterson in 2003.
Bumrah’s achievement reminded netizens of Indian former skipper Yuvraj Singh’s back-to-back sixes against Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Many of them were quick enough to notice the similarity and came up with oh-so-hilarious memes on Twitter.
Remove your ‘Jasprit Bumrah’ mask and show us your face, Yuvraj Singh.— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) July 2, 2022
Stuart Broad, sorry these Indians don’t spare you 😂❤ pic.twitter.com/YMzSbO1TG4— JayGawas (@jaygawasoo7) July 2, 2022
Meanwhile, on Friday, Rishabh Pant broke the 17-year-old record of former captain MS Dhoni for the fastest century by an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman. Pant smashed his fifth Century in the same series.