Fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah has added a new feather into his illustrious cap after he broke a 39-year-old Indian record during the third day of the third Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday.
Bumrah was chief architect of Australia’s top-order collapse in the first two sessions of the day and because of his exploits, the star pacer has now surpassed Dileep Doshi to take the top spot in the list of most wickets taken by an Indian bowler in debut calendar year.
44: Jasprit Bumrah (2018) *
40: Dileep Doshi (1979)
37: Venkatest Prasad (1996)
36 Nanrendra Hirwani (1988)
Travis Head became Bumrah’s 41st scalp of the calendar year after he was comprehensively castled by the India pacer. Before this, Bumrah had picked up the wickets of Marcus Harris and Shaun Marsh in the first session of the day.
In total, Bumrah scalped six wickets in the innings and was responsible for India taking a 292-run lead in the match. Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke heaped praise on the Indian seamer and said that he will go onto become the top-ranked bowler in the longest format as well.