Ravi Ashwin, R Sridhar Reveal What Happened Between Jasprit Bumrah And James Anderson At Lord’s

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Ravichandran Ashwin, R Sridhar Reveal What Happened Between Jasprit Bumrah And James Anderson At Lord's
Ravichandran Ashwin, R Sridhar Reveal What Happened Between Jasprit Bumrah And James Anderson At Lord's

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin revealed what happened between Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah and England’s talisman bowler James Anderson at Lord’s.

On Day 3, when Anderson came to bat, he was welcomed with a barrage of short balls by the Indian speedster, something that didn’t go well with the former which led to an exchange of words between them and it continued when Bumrah came to bat on Day 5.

Ravichandran Ashwin explains what exactly James Anderson told Jasprit Bumrah

In a discussion with India’s fielding coach Ramakrishnan Sridhar on his YouTube channel, Ashwin said that Anderson was furious with Bumrah for changing his speed while bowling to him.

“The thing was, Jimmy (Anderson) was like, “Hey mate! Why are you bowling so fast? Am I doing the same to you?” Ashwin said.

Watch: Jasprit Bumrah Knocks Over James Anderson With An Unplayable Inswinging Yorker
Bumrah knocked over James Anderson with a yorker.

“The beauty about that is, looks like Jimmy had told Boom, (Bumrah) “All these while, you were bowling in the 80MPHs, suddenly on seeing me, why are you bowling in the 90MPHs?” he added.

Jasprit Bumrah was brushed aside by James Anderson: R Sridhar

Jasprit Bumrah, James Anderson
Jasprit Bumrah, James Anderson.(Photo: Twitter)

James Anderson was bowled by Mohammed Shami on the final ball of the third day with England’s innings folding up at 391. While the players were walking back to the pavilion, Bumrah went to console his counterpart, as R Sridhar narrated the incident, but Anderson brushed him aside.

“So after the innings, the boys were walking back to the dressing room. Then, Bumrah walked past Jimmy and just patted at him, so as to tell him that it wasn’t intentional. We all know Bumrah, he is such a nice guy. So he had gone to talk to him and end the matter, but Jimmy brushed him aside,” R Sridhar explained.

“Brushing him aside, he told him, “You bowl only 85MPH to the other batters, you are bowling 90 MPH to me. This is cheating, I won’t accept,” he added.

India went on to win the second Test at Lord’s by 151 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series. R Sridhar unveiled the old pact between fast bowlers, when a fast bowler cannot use sharp deliveries against another fast bowler.

R Sridhar talks about an unwritten rule of the fast bowlers club

Ravichandran Ashwin, R Sridhar
Ravichandran Ashwin and R Sridhar. (Photo: Youtube)

“Previously, there was this unwritten rule amongst fast bowlers: The fast bowlers club. While one is bowling to the other, thou shall not bowl bouncers, beamers and extremely quicker deliveries. Bowl full ones and get him out. An understanding,” Sridhar said.

“Now that the club is all gone. That building has been destroyed and now they have even built a new skyscraper there. That club is gone now. Now if you bat, I’ll bowl fast at you. If you can, you do too mate! That kind of an attitude,” he said jokingly.

India will play the third Test against England at Headingley in Leeds from August 25.

Also Read: At Lord’s India Removed Any Doubts About How The Nottingham Test Would Have Finished – Michael Atherton

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