New Delhi. Fluctuations of emotions are often seen in the world of sports. Something similar was seen with Jasprit Bumrah on the third day of the first Test being played between India and England in Hyderabad. This incident happened in the 16th over of England’s second innings. In this over, Bumrah was bowling with his exact line length. It seemed that the wicket was close. Then Bumrah trapped Ben Duckett on an incoming ball. The ball hit his back pad. After this Bumrah made a strong appeal for LBW. But, the on field umpire declared it not out.
Captain Rohit Sharma decided not to take DRS after a conversation with wicketkeeper KS Bharat as he felt the ball was going past the leg stump. But fate had something else in store. After the over, when the players looked at the big screen during the change of ends, the replays turned into milk and water.
Bumrah’s ball, which Rohit and Bharat thought was missing the leg stump, was, in fact, hitting the wicket straight away. Seeing this, Jaspreet looked a little disappointed. His reaction was showing that he was angry because of not taking DRS. Due to this one decision, Duckett, who was batting well, got a lease of life.
Duckett could not celebrate this gift of life for long. His game ended in the 19th over itself and it was Bumrah who did it. Duckett could not read his reverse swing and all four were out. However, Duckett had hit fours on the first and fourth balls of this over. Bumrah was already disappointed at not taking DRS and these two fours from Duckett filled him with more anger.
Never in doubt!@Jaspritbumrah93 gets his man and the off-stump is out of the ground 🔥🔥
Ben Duckett departs for 47.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 27, 2024
Jaspreet clean bowled Duckett on the fifth ball of the over. This ball of Bumrah was on good length, which changed the pitch after falling on the pitch and Duckett swung the bat to play a big shot and he missed the line and the ball hit the stump directly. After this his happiness was evident. His reaction was worth seeing. Duckett was out after scoring 47 runs in 52 balls with the help of 7 fours.