Cape Town: Former India opener Wasim Jaffer shared a cryptic tweet to praise India fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah for his phenomenal achievement of picking up another five-wicket haul in the third and final Test of the series against South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town.
Bumrah’s five-wicket haul helped India bowl out South Africa for 210 and take a 13-run lead that psychologically might go on to make a huge difference in the context of the game.
Jaffer took to Twitter and posted a collage of sorts which has James Anderson, Bumrah and Marco Jansen and captioned the image as, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Just phenomenal @Jaspritbumrah93 #SAvIND.”
Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 12, 2022
Jaffer literally took a dig at Anderson and Jansen and in a way warned the rest of the world to take note of the fact that if you are trying to have a go at Bumrah, the Indian has the ability to come back and get the better of you.
Anderson and Bumrah had a go at each other last summer in England and no prizes for guessing Bumrah had the last laugh. During the second Test at the Wanderers, Johannesburg Bumrah and Jansen was engaged in a heated war of words in a mid-pitch confrontation and the situation had to be immediately diffused by the umpires.
Ashish Satyam (@AshishSatyam7) January 5, 2022
Notably, Bumrah got the better of Jansen in the first inning of the third Test match as he cleaned him up post which he just stood there and gave him a stare. Jansen will soon learn that fast bowlers have a very good memory, even more so when he himself is one.
“You need bouncers, I don’t” pic.twitter.com/8R2kbRGpWp
Hemant (@Sportscasmm) January 12, 2022
South Africa were bowled out for 210, giving India a lead of 13 runs on the second day of the series decider.