Jasprit Bumrah becomes the No. 1 Test bowler to achieve a Historic Feat in Cricket
Team India beat England in the second test in Vizag by 106 runs to level the series at 1-1. And Jasprit Bumrah was the prime reason for that win. Eventually, Bumrah also won the Man of the Match award for his brilliant 9-wicket haul in the game. The pacer registered the bowling figures of 6/45 and 3/46 in the game and broke the backbone of England’s batting order.
That performance not only helped India beat England but also helped the pacer achieve new heights in his career. Notably, during the first innings, Bumrah also completed 150 wickets in his career in his 34 tests to become the second-fastest bowler to reach the milestone. But apart from that, Bumrah has now become the first Indian pacer to climb up to No. 1 spot in the men’s rankings in the test format.
Jasprit Bumrah scripts history to achieve a rare World Record
As per the latest ICC rankings released on Wednesday, Jasprit Bumrah has jumped three spots up to reach the No. 1 ranking in the longest format. He is now the first Indian pacer to ever reach this height in history. It is an incredible feat for a country that mainly produces incredible spinners. However, Ravi Ashwin, who was No. 1 before today, slipped two spots down to third place behind Kagiso Rabada.
Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the second test, dropped two spots to 9th. Notably, Bumrah is the fourth Indian bowler to achieve the top spot after Bishen Singh Bedi, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja. Bumrah is also the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing IND-ENG test series, with 15 wickets. Not just this, but the pacer has also achieved a remarkable feat.
He becomes only the second Indian player to achieve No. 1 rankings in all three formats. Virat Kohli achieved it earlier. No one else from Asia has done it before. The way Jasprit Bumrah is performing, it looks like he will be at the top for quite a while. He is likely to be in action in the third test in Rajkot on February 15. Though there is speculation that he might get rest, there has been no official statement until now.