Cricket

'Minimum 400': Yuvraj Singh sets target for Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah

  • FP Trending
  • August 26th, 2020
  • 19:20:31 IST

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Tuesday congratulated England pacer James Anderson for becoming the first fast bowler to take 600 wickets in Test cricket.

Bumrah took to twitter to wish James Anderson.

Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh replied to Bumrah's post minutes after it was tweeted and set a new challenge for the Indian pacer. He wrote, "Your target is 400 !! Minimum."

Yuvraj also congratulated Anderson for his achievement and wrote, "Never thought I’d see in my lifetime a fast bowler take 600 Test wickets! It’s not just the quantity but the quality with which he has bowled - be it slow or fast wickets, bounce or no bounce, seam or no seam, for him conditions never mattered! Sir @jimmy9 you are the #GOAT."

Anderson achieved the feat on Tuesday after he knocked out Pakistan captain Azhar Ali on Day 5 of the rain-curtailed third Test match at Southampton. He became the fourth bowler with more Test wickets after Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (800 Test wickets), Australia's Shane Warne (708) and India's Anil Kumble (619).

Jasprit Bumrah has become one of the most sought after fast bowlers in world cricket.

Bumrah in his 14 Test matches has taken 68 wickets. He has also played 64 ODIs in which he has bagged 104 wickets to go with 59 scalps in 50 T20Is.

Updated Date: August 26, 2020 19:20:31 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

IPL 2021: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jimmy Neesham star as Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets
First Cricket News

IPL 2021: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jimmy Neesham star as Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets

New Zealander Neesham (3/12) and Aussie Coulter-Nile (4/14) snapped seven wickets for only 26 runs in eight overs between them to choke Rajasthan for a meagre 90 for 9.

WBBL 2021: Spinner Poonam Yadav eighth Indian to join league after signing with Brisbane Heat
First Cricket News

WBBL 2021: Spinner Poonam Yadav eighth Indian to join league after signing with Brisbane Heat

The 30-year-old diminutive India wrist spinner joined the Brisbane side to fill the spot left by the withdrawal of New Zealand star Amelia Kerr.

England name strong squad for Ashes in Australia, Ben Stokes to miss series
First Cricket News

England name strong squad for Ashes in Australia, Ben Stokes to miss series

Following a breakthrough in talks with Cricket Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday said they had given "conditional approval" for the tour to go ahead.