Abhijit Ganguly Explained Why ‘Bumrah vs Jansen’ Was The Best Moment Of The Match

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Abhijit Ganguly Explained Why ‘Bumrah vs Jansen’ Was The Best Moment Of The Match

Abhijit Ganguly Explained Why ‘Bumrah vs Jansen’ Was The Best Moment Of The Match: The third Test match between India and South Africa, in Cape Town, has had its moment which excited the fans. Whether it was Virat Kohli’s trademark cover drive to get off the mark, or Kagiso Rabada’s two peaches to dismiss Ajinkya …


Abhijit Ganguly Explained Why ‘Bumrah vs Jansen’ Was The Best Moment Of The Match

Abhijit Ganguly Explained Why ‘Bumrah vs Jansen’ Was The Best Moment Of The Match: The third Test match between India and South Africa, in Cape Town, has had its moment which excited the fans. Whether it was Virat Kohli’s trademark cover drive to get off the mark, or Kagiso Rabada’s two peaches to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane twice, or Keegan Petersen’s flying catch to get rid of Cheteshwar Pujara.

But none matches the swagger of Jasprit Bumrah’s stare that the Indian spearhead pacer gave as a send-off to Marco Jansen after castling the South African youngster. This was in the backdrop of the heated exchange the duo had during the second Test in Johannesburg when Bumrah was batting and Jansen bowled a series of short balls towards the Indian tailender.

Bumrah knew he’d had his revenge and opted not to say anything, but just gave Jansen a stare. The batsman didn’t look at the bowler and kept going towards the dressing room.
Famous comedian Abhijit Ganguly took to Twitter and explained why this moment – Bumrah’s focused stare – was the best moment of the match. He pointed out that Jansen and Bumrah were together at Mumbai Indians last season. It was Jansen’s maiden IPL season and was fortunate to spend time and learn from Jasprit Bumrah, arguably the best fast bowler in the world.
In the Test series, then, it was the battle between the teacher and the student, the master and the apprentice. Here, Bumrah reminded young Jansen that he’s “still the top dog”.
“There was something about that Jansen Bumrah stand-off. Both from MI too where Bumrah must have naturally held a mentor kind of role. This was a full on maverick vs reigning supremo battle and Bumrah went ‘not today boy, I’m still the top dog’. Test cricket at its best,” comedian Abhijit Ganguly tweeted.

India, meanwhile, gained a small but crucial 13-run lead. However, at the time of writing, they have lost 4 wickets for 58 runs.