Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has reacted to Jasprit Bumrah’s unbelievable hitting against Stuart Broad in the ongoing Test between India and England.
Jasprit Bumrah, on Saturday (July 2), left everyone stunned by taking Stuart Broad to the cleaners. One of England’s greatest Test bowlers, Broad looked absolutely clueless as India’s stand-in skipper hit him all around the park.
Bumrah collected a world record 35 runs off the over and broke legendary Brian Lara’s record record for most runs in an over in Test cricket. Lara had smashed 28 runs off South African Robin Peterson in December 2003. George Bailey (Australia) and Keshav Maharaj (South Africa) had also hit 28 runs in an over previously.
Incidentally, Bailey and Maharaj had achieved the feat against England bowlers too. While Bailey had hit Anderson for 28 runs in an over in 2013, Maharaj did the same against Joe Root in 2020. However, nobody in world cricket had previously managed to touch or cross the 30-run mark in an over in Tests before Bumrah.
The over started with a four when Bumrah top-edged a hook towards fine leg. Broad then bowled a bouncer that went over wicketkeeper Sam Billings for five wides. The third ball saw India collect seven runs as Bumrah hit a six off a no-ball.
The next three deliveries were hammered for three consecutive boundaries. Bumrah then pulled the fifth ball of the over for a six over deep backward square leg to make it the most expensive over in the history of Test cricket. On the final ball, the India pace spearhead took a single.
Michael Vaughan on Stuart Broad’s over:
Soon after Bumrah took Broad to the cleaners, Michael Vaughan took to Twitter to react to the unexpected turn of events at Edgbaston. The Ashes winning skipper expressed his surprise over the treatment meted out to Broad by Bumrah.
Vaughan pointed out Broad’s record in Test cricket, stating that he has 550 Test wickets as he said that Test cricket is going bonkers now, tweeting:
“Test cricket is going bonkers .. Now @Jaspritbumrah93 strikes someone with 550 Test wickets for 35 in an over ..”
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 2, 2022