Veteran English fast bowler James Anderson reacted to the Bumrah’s bouncer storm during the 1st innings of the 2nd test match at Lord’s, he felt Bumrah was not trying to get him out.
Things got heated up in the 2nd test when Anderson came on the crease to bat and Bumrah bowled few bumbling bouncers to the 39 years old seamer. Bumrah was wicketless in the first innings and the over to James Anderson was of 10 balls, containing 4 no balls.
The Swing king struggled to play the over but eventually survived it. But he was unpleased with the approach of Jasprit, as Bumrah didn’t bowl many bouncers to the batsmen, however when Anderson arrived, he tried to hurt him instead of sending him to the pavilion- according to James Anderson.
Bumrah had an excellent test match despite not grabbing a single wicket in the 1st innings at Lord’s. He compensated in the 2nd innings with valuable 34* and three crucial wickets. England seamers even tried to give him the taste of his own medicine by bowling pinpoint bouncers but he negotiated with them competently.
Via the Tailender podcast, Jimmy divulged: “I got caught off guard a little bit because all the batters coming in were saying how slow the pitch was.”Banged in short; it was really slow. When I came out to bat, Joe said Bumrah was not bowling as quick as he normally does. And then, the first ball was 90 miles an hour and on the money, wasn’t it? And it felt like, I haven’t felt like this ever in my career. I felt he wasn’t trying to get me out”.
Anderson bagged 5 wickets in the 1st innings but couldn’t get a single wicket in the 2nd innings at Lord’s.
The 3rd match will commence on 25th August at Headingly.