Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford seems to now have become a big fan of the India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah after the speedster did his ‘Temple Point’ during the IND vs AFG match.
India and Afghanistan clashed on Wednesday for their World Cup 2023 encounter at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, which is Virat Kohli’s home ground.
Jasprit Bumrah was India’s main man once again with the ball. He returned with brilliant figures of 4/39 that helped India restrict Afghanistan for an under-par total of 272. And it needed a blistering innings from Rohit Sharma (131 in 84 balls) to take the Man of the Match award away from the speedster.
Bumrah drew first blood for India in the 7th over, dismissing opener Ibrahim Zadran with his accurate line and length. On a pitch that didn’t really offer much to the bowler, Jasprit Bumrah got little seam movement to get Zadran’s outside edge that was caught by wicket-keeper KL Rahul.
Soon after taking the wicket, Jasprit made the ‘Temple Point’ celebration which is famously a trademark celebration style of Marcus Rashford who does this celebration after scoring a goal. After taking the wicket of Zadran, Jasprit Bumrah pointed his finger at his temple (side of the forehead) and gave a big smile.
This celebration from Bumrah reached Rashford who then responded on his Instagram story, and even hailed Jasprit Bumrah as the ‘GOAT’ using the goat emoji.
See: Marcus Rashford’s Insta story for GOAT Jasprit Bumrah
Speaking in the post-match presentation, Man of the Match Rohit Sharma said: “It was a good pitch to bat on, just backed myself to play my natural game. I knew once I got my eye in, the wicket was going to get easier for me. Something that I have been working on from a long time. It’s a special feeling to get a World Cup hundred. Really happy with that.
“Don’t want to think too much (scoring 7 hundreds in just three World Cups), I don’t want to lose my focus. You need to make such things count. You gotta make it big. Some of it (the shots he plays) is premeditated. I let my instincts take over at times, sometimes it really works well. It’s my job to make sure to get those starts especially in run chases. That’s something I have done in the past and something I love doing. Sometimes it (attacking the bowlers) works, sometimes it doesn’t. Just need to keep doing it and keep putting oppositions under pressure going forward.”