Jasprit Bumrah won the man-of-the-match award for his stunning performance against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 to help Mumbai Indians reach the final. The India pacer took four wickets for 14 runs in his four overs when MI crushed DC by 57 runs after setting them a goal of 201 runs. In the process, Bumrah fired DC’s top scorer Shikhar Dhawan for a duck and later an on-song Marcus Stoinis to cut a major partnership. He also took a double wicket-maiden.
Social media erupted in Bumrah’s honor after his exploits helped MI seal a final berth.
“High quality fast bowling by @ Jaspritbumrah93 and @ trent_boult. Excellent performance of using the seam position, be it a bevel or upright seam. They have done a great job so far,” tweeted legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar.
“That Bumrah Yorker to Dhawan was of the highest caliber,” tweeted former West Indian pacemaker Ian Bishop.
“Something about @mipaltan’s consistency takes them to another ipl final! Man of the hour @ Jaspritbumrah93 some great aggression to get the batsman to look great!” former India and MI all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wrote.
The International Cricket Council and the Indian Premier League also tweeted about his stunning bowling efforts.
double wicket maiden
An excellent spell of bowling by Jasprit Bumrah to send Mumbai Indians to the finals of # IPL2020
– ICC (@ICC) November 5, 2020
– IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) November 5, 2020
Most wickets by an Indian pacemaker in one @IPL season
– Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 5, 2020
“Periodic reminder that Jasprit Bumrah is an absolute treasure,” one fan tweeted.
“Bumrah is illegal. It can’t be that good, he makes it easy,” wrote another user.
With 27 wickets in the season, Jasprit Bumrah has shot for Kagiso Rabada, who went without a wicket on Thursday.
Mumbai Indians will have to wait until Sunday to find out who they will face in the final as they try to defend the IPL title.
The final will be played in Dubai on November 10.
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