Off The Field

English media’s polarising headlines on Jasprit Bumrah is Team India’s biggest victory in Test series

Written by Shreyas Vyas

Jasprit Bumrah is lethal. Jasprit Bumrah is fantastic. Jasprit Bumrah is the toast of the nation. Jasprit Bumrah is Ben Stokes’ dream and nightmare. Jasprit Bumrah is England’s biggest worry and Jasprit Bumrah is English media’s blue-eyed boy.

The English media hailed how the pacer learned his skills alongside the iconic Lasith Malinga at Mumbai Indians but is now dismantling opponents wearing the whites of the Indian team.

How English media reacted to Jasprit Bumrah’s Vizag show:

The Telegraph: T20 cricket has created the world’s best Test bowler in Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah learnt his trade alongside Lasith Malinga, and has been using his white-ball skills to devastating effect in Test cricket.

BBC: England face Johnson-like Bumrah conundrum next time 4 am alarm sounds.

Independent UK: Bumrah is a giant of the game and arguably the greatest seamer India have produced since the days of uncovered wickets. Seam bowling itself is an art, and it is harder still to produce magic on Indian pitches.

The Daily Mail: As it was this mountain was too big to climb, with the majestic Jasprit Bumrah adding another three wickets to his world-class, second Test-defining six-wicket burst of reverse swing.

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Shreyas Vyas