Actually, neither will we, Jasprit.
A day I won't forget pic.twitter.com/MnAfCoh20T— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) September 1, 2019
Fast bowling legends from the Caribbean have been singing his praise over the past week, and Ian Bishop took it to another level after Bumrah's hat-trick.
Jasprit Bumrah is a once in a lifetime talent.— Ian bishop (@irbishi) August 31, 2019
Playing only his 12th Test, Bumrah became the third member of India's Test hat-tricks club with Harbhajan Singh (2001, Kolkata v Aus) and Irfan Pathan (2006, Karachi v Pakistan)
It's been a long time coming for India. An express quick running through oppositions across conditions.
In 70s and 80s, the West Indies pacers intimidated the world.. now, at Sabina Park, where @BishanBedi once declared an innings to avoid tail-enders being hit by the bouncer barrage, India's fast bowling gem, @Jaspritbumrah93 runs thru Windies with hat trick! Salute!— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 1, 2019
Virat Kohli's reaction on the stump mic rather summed up the collective emotions of every Indian fan.
Just how good has Bumrah been so far? Ticked-all-possible-boxes good, it seems.
Bumrah is playing his 12th Test. None ave been at home. He's:— Andrew Fidel Fernando (@afidelf) August 31, 2019
- Won India a Test at Wanderers
- Averaged 17 in Aus
- Helped win a Test in Nottingham
- Has a five-for in all four countries he's played in
- Now has a hat-trick
There's just no more exciting player in the game.
Memories of Jofra Archer, another quick who's tormenting top-class opposition in another part of the world, weren't far away.
The two most exciting fast bowlers in world cricket don't have run-ups.— Dave Tickner (@tickerscricket) August 31, 2019
I want Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer bowling together.— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) August 31, 2019
Please someone make it happen.
I want that even more than I want Virat Kohli and Steven Smith batting together.
Bumrah was rested from the limited-overs series earlier, and his figures across the two Tests make you think it was all worth it.