India versus England: Jasprit Bumrah is the main quick bowler since Kapil Dev to lead India in Test cricket.
It was an extraordinary second for Jasprit Bumrah as he came out wearing the India coat for the throw at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. Bumrah is captaining India in the fifth Test against England after Rohit Sharma tried positive for COVID-19. Bumrah is the primary quick bowler since Kapil Dev to lead India in Test cricket.
Yet, previous England player Mark Butcher, who is essential for the transmission team for the match and was performing throw responsibility, welcomed Bumrah and complimented him by saying, “Congrats! it’s rare do we have quick bowlers as chiefs however quick bowlers as commander of India has never occurred.”
Watch: Jasprit Bumrah and Mark Butcher’s tomfoolery trade at throw in Edgbaston Test
Britain have won the throw and chose for bowl. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/KYG4yBEeTG
The Indian chief rushed to address Butcher and said, “Indeed, it has occurred previously, Kapil Dev was the commander.”
Butcher chose to persevere and demanded that Kapil Dev was an all-rounder. Bumrah chose to not seek after the contention and said, “Okay, all-rounder assuming you say as much.”
India made a splendid beginning to the coordinate with Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara moving a few speedy takes off yet India’s foe, the 39-year-old James Anderson got back to send Gill back for 17.