Pat Cummins Smoking Jasprit Bumrah for Four Sixes in an Over Proves Cricket is a Funny Game
Twitter screengrab / IPL BCCI.
Jasprit Bumrah regarded as one of the finest death bowlers in cricket circuit seemed out of rhythm in Mumbai Indians' first IPL outing where he leaked 43 runs in a losing cause against Chennai Super Kings.
On Wednesday, however, when MI locked horns with Kolkata Knight Riders, Bumrah got his mojo back, giving away only 5 runs in his first three overs and picking up the pricy wickets of Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell. Their departure meant KKR were out of the race of chasing the formidable target of 196 after captain Rohit Sharma's top innings of 80 (54) which consisted of six maximums put the Men in Blue in the driver's seat.
But the show wasn't over.
Pat Cummins came out to bat and smoked Bumrah for 4 sixes in his final over of the day. The over looked something like this: 6, 0, 6, 2, 6, wd, 6.
Bumrah gave away 27 runs and went from 3-0-5-2 to 4-0-32-2 in a single over thanks to some clean hitting by Cummins. Needless to say, cricket fans were stunned.
Ek bura Match gya to haters mock karne lag gye the Bumrah ko. Today he bowled terrific spell and also took wicket of the dangerous Russell and Morgan in a single over. This is why Bumrah is top gun bowler.#MIvsKKR #KKRvMI #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/lEi5DzFGpR— Awarapan 🇮🇳 (@KingSlayer_Rule) September 23, 2020
Jasprit Bumrah to Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana and Andre Russell in his first 3 overs conceded just 5 runs and took 2 wickets. Pat Cummins smashed his for 4 sixes in his final over, cricket is a funny game.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 23, 2020
Cummins should respect India's premier bowler Bumrah! Aise kaun dhota hai dhobi ke jaisa???— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) September 23, 2020
Cummins taking Bumrah down the memory lame. pic.twitter.com/GsM8ydkABa— Prashanth🏏📝 (@ps_it_is) September 23, 2020
Cummins is the first batsman to hit Bumrah for 4 sixes in an over. Yes, cricket is a funny game 😂— Sanket Temani (@thetravelingeek) September 23, 2020
Can't believe number 8th player scored the highest run for a team than top-order batsmen by hitting Bumrah.Malum tha management ko sirf Pat Cummins hi maarega that's why they bought him in 15cr and everyone thought, he is here to bowl. Lol!#KKRvMI— JUST A FAN. (@iamsrk_brk) September 23, 2020
Pat Cummins conceding 3-0-49-0 with the ball.Comes & smashes 4 sixes with the bat off a Jasprit Bumrah over, who had until then gone for 3-1-4-2.Enna nadakudhinga! #IPL2020— Srini Mama (@SriniMaama16) September 23, 2020
Before that over, cricket fans and pundits were glad that the Bumrah they knew was back.
Can't keep a top player down for long. Bumrah has been outstanding. Big part of an excellent bowling effort by @mipaltan today— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 23, 2020
Bumrah’s back. It didn’t take long.— Ian bishop (@irbishi) September 23, 2020
Bumrah in the 16th over sealed the game for Mumbai as he removed Andre Russell (11), who was bowled, and then forced Eoin Morgan (20) to edge to the wicket-keeper.
Kieron Pollard (1/21), Trent Boult (2/30), James Pattison (2/25) played their roles to perfection.
KKR were never on course for a comfortable chase as they lost openers Shubhman Gill (7) and Sunil Narine (9) cheaply to be in a spot of bother at 25 for two. In the end, MI won the match comprehensively by 49 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.