Which footballer did Jasprit Bumrah imitate after taking Ibrahim Zadran’s wicket in IND vs AFG ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 clash ?
Jasprit Bumrah provides India the first breakthrough against Afghanistan, dismissing Ibrahim Zadran.
The match no. 9 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is underway at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. India are taking on Afghanistan in their second game of the tournament. The game started when Afghan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi won the toss and decided to bat first. India went in with two spinners, while Ravi Ashwin missed the game.
He was replaced by Shardul Thakur in the playing XI. On the other hand, Afghanistan went in with the same playing XI that played against Bangladesh in their opening game. Both Afghanistan openers had a pretty decent start and added 32 runs for the opening wicket. But it was Jasprit Bumrah who provided the hosts with the first breakthrough when he dismissed dangerous Ibrahim Zadran in his fourth over.
Watch: Jasprit Bumrah imitates Marcus Rashford after dismissing Ibrahim Zadran in IND vs AFG ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 clash
Jasprit Bumrah bowled three good overs, troubled the batters, and dismissed Zadran in the 7th over of the innings. Bumrah bowled a short-pitch ball, which took the edge and was caught by KL Rahul. Zadran made 22 off 28 balls with four boundaries before getting out. The ball was excellent, but Bumrah’s celebration after the wicket caught the attention of many fans.
After taking the wicket, Bumrah pointed towards the hit head, indicating like it was a smart dismissal. However, this celebration was similar to that of Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford, who had a similar celebration on the football field. Speaking of the game, the Indian bowlers have strengthened their grip on the game.
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Afghanistan have lost their first three wickets for just 63 runs in 13.1 overs, and their top three couldn’t make a big score. Apart from Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Shradul Thakur have taken one wicket each. India need this win to add more points to the table, and if they can manage a big win, they can jump to the top of the points table, while Afghanistan are looking to win their first game of the tournament.