In the ongoing match between India A and Australia A, Jasprit Bumrah shocked everyone with the bat as he went on to score the highest number of runs on the entire Indian side. India was off to a shaky start as Mayank Agarwal was removed shortly. Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill started with the initial overhaul and helped India to stabilize their early stammer.
However, as soon as Gill and Shaw were removed, the Indian batting line-up started crumbling like a house of cards as Wildermuth and Sean Abbott wreaked havoc through the batting echelons of the Indian side. Abbott and Wildermuth shared six wickets between them. India was reeling at 116 for 8 when Jasprit Bumrah walked out to bat.
To make matters further worse, Navdeep Saini returned to the pavilion with India wobbling at 123 for 9. This is where the most unexpected unspooled in front of everyone, thanks to dogged batting from Jasprit Bumrah who crafted a few exquisite drives all around the park to give India A a mere fighting chance.
He got appropriate support from Mohammad Siraj at the other end who looked confident enough in trading the Australian bowlers for long until Bumrah got to his half-century. Siraj was finally dismissed for 22, putting an end to India’s resistance at 194 runs.
This is Bumrah’s maiden first-class half-century and the way he batted made the onlookers feel as if he is a full-fledged batsman and he can take on any bowler from the world. In fact, he stayed unbeaten till the end, thereby underlining his desire to bat further in the innings.
Twitter exploded as they saw Jasprit Bumrah rocking with the bat too which is a rare spectacle for the common eyes.
Maiden first-class fifty for @Jaspritbumrah93 and this is also his first 50 in any format! He gets to his half-century in 54 balls in a pink-ball game against Australia A! #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/U0Z6su8umO
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 11, 2020
Jasprit Bumrah reaches his maiden first-class fifty with a SIX in the practice match against Australia A 👀pic.twitter.com/WGrG4fQnyD
— ICC (@ICC) December 11, 2020
A maiden First-Class fifty with a six off a bouncer 👌
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 11, 2020
I thought it was said that Jasprit Bumrah cannot bat😯😯😯😯😯.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) December 11, 2020
Guard of honour for Jasprit Bumrah for his fantastic fifty. 😂 pic.twitter.com/0zhfhDjkah
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 11, 2020
Hit on the helmet in the last ball and in next ball down the ground for a boundary – Jasprit Bumrah for you.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) December 11, 2020
Bumrah scoring highest run for India in the 1st innings*
Meanwhile all other batsmans:- pic.twitter.com/15wvA4SilA
— K®️itika (@chal_chal_away) December 11, 2020
— Ujjwal Moral (@memesbyujjwal) December 11, 2020
— Shaan Nagar (@Falana_Dikana) December 11, 2020
Bumrah To Aus bowlers 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Np2A2DkcEP
— Nitish (@Nitish51032414) December 11, 2020