Before I go into the details, here's a picture for some perspective.
Oh well, I reckon there isn't much left to discuss now. That scorecard screams of the brilliance of Jasprit Bumrah, who is functioning on a different level of crazy lately.
Jasprit Bumrah is the first Indian bowler in Test history to take five-wicket hauls in Australia, England, South Africa and West Indies.— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 25, 2019
And he does it on just his first tours to this countries and he's played only 11 Tests yet! #WIvInd
For the uninitiated, Indian cricket fans are losing their minds because Bumrah scalped first 5 wickets on day 2 of the second Test against West Indies. What's more important, he hit a hat-trick doing so.
A day I won’t forget 💥🇮🇳🦁 pic.twitter.com/MnAfCoh20T— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) September 1, 2019
This makes him only the third bowler from the country to achieve the feat in Test cricket and obviously, people can't appreciate him enough (including the captain).
Here are some Twitter reactions on his exemplary performance that has left people shocked and confused, in the nicest manner.
Jasprit Bumrah is a once in a lifetime talent.— Ian bishop (@irbishi) August 31, 2019
He could've been one of us - Ambrose— Rocket_ singh (@Rocket_si) September 1, 2019
Would rather face lillee than Bumrah - Viv Richards
Bumrah is once in a life time bowler - Ian Bishop.
This guy is a Treasure.#JaspritBumrah #INDvsWI pic.twitter.com/RxDiSgB3M3
Now a hat-trick! Bumrah is bowling at another level. Taking wickets for fun.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 31, 2019
Bumrah is playing his 12th Test. None ave been at home. He’s:— Andrew Fidel Fernando (@afidelf) August 31, 2019
- Won India a Test at Wanderers
- Averaged 17 in Aus
- Helped win a Test in Nottingham
- Has a five-for in all four countries he’s played in
- Now has a hat-trick
There’s just no more exciting player in the game.