The ongoing one-off Test between India and England has not been short of surprises. Despite a poor start, the Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja partnership helped India cross recover well. Later on, Jasprit Bumrah played a cameo, scoring 31 runs from just 16 deliveries. He also toppled a batting record in the game. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Bumrah takes Stuart Broad for the most expensive over in Tests.
The most expensive over in Tests
It is Jasprit Bumrah’s first game as the skipper and hence, many expected him to pull off something incredible with the ball. While the possibility of that remains, the speedster has already toppled a record with his willow. In the 84th over of the Indian innings, Bumrah scored 29 runs off Stuart Broad, making it the most number of runs scored by a player in a single over. Broad also gave away six extras, thereby making this 35-run over the most expensive one in Test cricket. For a format that is decades old, to see a premium pacer breaking a top batting record is an astonishing feat.
While Bumrah hit the first ball towards the boundary, Broad then bowled five wides in the next one. In the next five balls, the Indian cricketer scored 6[no ball], 4, 4, 4, 6 and a single was taken on the last ball. Overall, it was also a massive over in the context of the game because India crossed the 400-mark.
Twitter reacts to the event
Stuart Broad became the player to have the most expensive overs in Tests and T20Is. Obviously, Twitter was not able to control by linking Bumrah and Yuvraj Singh, who had scored six sixes in the 2007 T20 World Cup against Broad. Apart from this connection, there were several other tweets about the rare occurrence. We take a look at a few of them in the below section:
Stuart Broad to Jasprit Bumrah – 4,4WD,6NB,4,4,4,6,1 – 35 runs off the over. Unbelievable stuff!
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 2, 2022Advertisement
You can’t be serious. 35 runs of that over, most of it courtesy Jasprit Bumrah😳😳.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) July 2, 2022Advertisement
This planet is billions of years old and I was alive when Jasprit Bumrah, in his first Test match as captain, set a new world record before bowling a single ball.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) July 2, 2022Advertisement
Remove your 'Jasprit Bumrah' mask and show us your face, Yuvraj Singh.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) July 2, 2022Advertisement
Stuart Broad has been Yuvraj'ed by Bumrah!
35 runs in an over from Bumrah to Broad.Advertisement
4, 5wd, 4+nb, 4, 4, 4, 6, 1.#ENGvIND
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 2, 2022
Who on earth 🌍 would have thought Jasprit Bumrah would break the record for the most runs in an over in Test match cricket. Insane #CricketTwitter
— Gills (@gpricey23) July 2, 2022
Bumrah might be having highest batting strike rate as a test match captain.
— Elijah Impey (@BreatheRaina) July 2, 2022
When Jasprit Bumrah teaches you the real Bazzball. pic.twitter.com/0LRNW3ImfS
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 2, 2022
— Kartik choudhary (@KartikRiyar) July 2, 2022