Sanjay Manjrekar gave his thoughts on Jasprit Bumrah’s heated exchange with Marco Jansen on the third day of the second Test between South Africa and India.
Sanjay Manjrekar, a former India batsman, has expressed his dislike for Jasprit Bumrah’s irate side. Manjrekar’s remark came after Bumrah and Marco Jansen got into an on-field argument on the third day of the second Test between India and South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Wednesday. In the 54th over, Jansen smashed Bumrah with short-pitched deliveries. When the Indian bowler failed to connect, he was also struck in the arms and shoulders. It was at this point when Bumrah and the South African left-arm seamer exchanged a few words. The umpires acted quickly to prevent the situation from worsening. Lungi Ngidi bowled Bumrah for a duck after he smacked a six off Kagiso Rabada in the next over.
Manjrekar said he prefers the calm and collected Bumrah because he never loses his cool under pressure.
“I find the whole rage thing fascinating. The same thing happened in England. This part of Bumrah doesn’t appeal to me. There are aspects of Bumrah that I prefer to keep hidden. According to Manjrekar, “I prefer it when things get extremely intense because he always has a smile on his face.”
While he was sensational in India’s 113-run win over South Africa in Centurion, Bumrah has been a little off the pace in this current Test match.
Only one wicket was taken by the right-arm in the first innings, and he has yet to take a wicket in the second (till the closing of play on Day 3).
He didn’t worry about Bumrah’s control, but he was astonished that the 28-year-old didn’t show much mobility off the pitch in Johannesburg, according to Manjrekar.
“Bumrah’s lack of control is seldom a problem. He has complete control over where he throws the ball. The fact that nothing seems to happen once the ball is pitched where he desires has me concerned. He should be using more crease, and I’d want to see the ball come in and jig back off the seam or out of the right-hander.
According to Bumrah, “the number of times Shardul Thakur hit the bat tells you that Bumrah is just not getting enough reaction from the pitch for whatever reason.”
At this point, the second Test is finely poised, with India requiring 8 more wickets and South Africa needing 122 more runs to win. We were forced to cancel the first session of Day 4 due to inclement weather.