A partnership worth remembering for ages. Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah joined hands and gave their career-best performances for the 9th wicket. England cricketers, spectators, and fans around the world were left stunned as everyone thought that getting rid of Rishabh Pant early would be enough for them.
However, India’s tailenders have other plans as they walked out to bat with all-guns-blazing and turned the tables for the Indian side. Both the cricketers showed immense fighting spirit and confidence while dealing with the lethal deliveries from the England bowlers. The duo brought the much-needed momentum back in India’s favor.
This is beautiful from whole Indian team to welcome Shami and Bumrah after a terrific partnership. pic.twitter.com/xJXBooFhOx
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 16, 2021
While Mohammed Shami scored the most crucial half-century of his career, on the other hand, India’s pace sensation was terrific with the bat as he impressed everyone with his aggressive show with the bat. Shami reached his second Test fifty in a blockbuster way by smashing a towering six off Moeen Ali.
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami formed an amazing partnership now worth 89 runs off and displayed an exemplary performance. Not just they contributed massively with the runs but also consumed enough overs to take one session virtually out of the equation. This was also India’s highest 9th wicket stand in a Test match in England. At lunch, team India was placed on 286/8 after 108 overs, with a lead of 259 runs.
Meanwhile, fans on social media are going gaga over the terrific performance given by Shami and Bumrah. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone came up with amazing reactions while hailing both the tailenders. There were many who came up with hilarious memes and jokes.
Here, check out some of the best tweets and memes we found on social media:
Shami- Bumrah , take a bow.
Taaliyan bajti rehni chahiye. pic.twitter.com/ViiTrBHvvj
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 16, 2021
“Jimmy come out, my bat wanna talk” pic.twitter.com/2xbRTZg0cu
— Jas (@Jassydrip) August 16, 2021
Yeah indian lower order sweep bhi maarega pull bhi maarega drive bhi maarega leg side ki ball off side bhi maarega ???? #IndvsEng @MdShami11 @Jaspritbumrah93 ??
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) August 16, 2021
Who called them tailenders and not English hope enders?#ENGvsIND pic.twitter.com/E3gj0izTp0
— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) August 16, 2021
No one likes out of syllabus questions in exam ?@MdShami11–@Jaspritbumrah93 you beauty! #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/tzAQefLcu5
— DK (@DineshKarthik) August 16, 2021
Soooo frustrating for England bowlers#IndvsEng #LordsTest
Bumrah & Shami RN pic.twitter.com/4PO3TM2kcj
— Anushmita⁷ (@anushmita7) August 16, 2021
Never ever ever; ever, under estimate Indians. #INDvsENG #ENGvsIND #LordsTest pic.twitter.com/ZkF8atFLLt
— Aey Jee (@AeyJeeTweets) August 16, 2021
*ICT fans panic after Pant’s wicket*
Shami & Bumrah: #INDvENG #LordsTest pic.twitter.com/8aVGeFBqUi
— Saketh Govardhanam (@Sakethspeaks) August 16, 2021
Joe Root after watching Bumrah and Shami’s batting #LordsTest pic.twitter.com/Bbvdhz5BkC
— AllenLasrado (@LasradoAllen) August 16, 2021