After MI great Jasprit Bumrah’s incredible wicket against RCB, Mohammed Siraj bows down to the pacer

Star pacer Jasprit Bumrah of the Mumbai Indians lit up the score against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Thursday, recording amazing 5/21 in four overs. His outstanding spell contributed to the hosts’ convincing seven-wicket victory over the RCB in Mumbai, marking MI’s second straight campaign win.

Bumrah demolished the Bengaluru batting order with a dominant exhibition of bowling skill. He made an instant impression by getting rid of the current Orange Cap holder, Virat Kohli, for only three runs, by striking early. After returning with fury in the 17th over, Bumrah struck twice in one delivery, dismissing captain Faf du Plessis (61) and Mahipal Lomror (0).

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He was on a hat-trick again in the next over; he carried on his relentless assault by taking two more wickets off back-to-back deliveries to finish with five wickets in the 19th over. He dismissed Vijaykumar Vyshak (0) and Saurav Chouhan (9) this time.

Bumrah’s outstanding performance kept Bengaluru to 196/8 on a surface that was notably batting-friendly, even if he almost missed out on a hat trick twice. MI managed to chase the goal down with 27 deliveries remaining.

Bumrah was praised by both the experts and an RCB counterpart after MI’s decisive victory. During the traditional handshakes, Mohammed Siraj, the Royal Challengers’ top bowler, came Bumrah and bowed to his Indian teammate. Surprised by the action, Bumrah stepped back and then the two hugged.

Virat Kohli can also be seen in the video hugging and patting Hardik Pandya on the head. Earlier in the game, as the MI captain was met with loud boos as he walked to bat, Kohli was seen pleading with the Wankhede crowd to back Hardik.

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The Royal Challengers are already looking at an early exit in the 2024 season after just one victory in six games. They are now ranked ninth in the table and are the only team with a higher net run rate than the Delhi Capitals. With two victories in five games, the Mumbai Indians, meantime, have advanced to the seventh position in the standings.