Jasprit Bumrah slams Jaipur traffic police over billboard inspired by bowler's no-ball against Pakistan

FP Sports, Jun, 24 2017

One of India's best bowlers, particularly in the death overs, Jasprit Bumrah was left fuming after Jaipur traffic police used the incident of him bowling a no-ball in the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan to create awareness on road safety.

Bumrah's no-ball, bowled against Fakhar Zaman in the final of the prestigious tournament earlier this month, gave the dangerous batsman a second life after he had been caught by wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Zaman, who had been batting on three at the time, went on to score 114 runs to prop up a massive 339-run target for India. Pakistan won the match by 180 runs.

The Jaipur traffic police had put up billboards showing Bumrah’s image where he can be seen overstepping the line while bowling the delivery. The billboard, supposed to signify that one must follow traffic signals, also carried the image of two cars waiting at a traffic signal with the caption — “Don’t cross the line. You know it can be costly.”

The ad got an unexpected reply from Bumrah himself, who understandably wasn’t happy with the comparison.

Bumrah’s tweets, where he clearly made his displeasure known, split opinion on Twitter, where some supported the bowler while others urged him to take the incident lightly.

Seeing the furore that their tweets had created, Jaipur traffic police quickly tried to douse the fire.


Published Date: Jun 24, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 24, 2017

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