Every team wants that their marquee player performs to their fullest potential. This way it ensures that they optimally utilize their chances of winning every game. However, when the big names do not perform, the team invariably struggles. And for MI Jasprit Bumrah is that kind of player.
The 2022 IPL season so far has been a damp squib for the Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma has struggled to get started. When he got started, he has not been able to convert. Ishan Kishan, Pollard, and Jasprit Bumrah have also not fired on all cylinders. Therefore, they are winless up until now.
Boom Boom Bumrah takes charge
Playing their 5th game of the season, they take on Punjab Kings and this is a must-win game for them. Punjab was put to bat first and had a steady start. With the type of batting that the Punjab Kings possess, it was imperative to get the wickets of big hitters like Livingstone.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Bumrah decided to come into his absolute best and ensured that Livingstone was sent back to the dugout before he settled into his role. It was in the 15th over. Livingstone had just come in after his fellow countryman, Jhonny Bairstow got out. He had played 2 balls and got 2 runs.
It is well known how dangerous Livingstone can be if he gets going. However, his third ball had all the wrath of Bumrah as he faced the most brutal toe-crushing yorker that completely cleaned up his woodwork. Livingstone had no answer to this sheer beauty.
— Rishobpuant (@rishobpuant) April 13, 2022
Jasprit Bumrah is pumped
The wicket completely charged Jasprit Bumrah up and his reaction said as much. He gave out a loud scream and it was evident what it meant to him to get the yorker spot on. His fans on Twitter gushed over how phenomenal the talent this man possesses is. To discount Bumrah at any point would only happen at your peril. Twitter went berserk with their reactions after the wicket.
You want me to blind or Bumrah's Yorker
— phili.p j. patrick🎧🕊️ (@wtf_philip) April 13, 2022
— Over Thinker Lawyer 🇵🇰 (RCB♥️) (@Muja_kyu_Nikala) April 13, 2022
Bumrah's lethal Yorker to Liam Livingstone 🔥
— Pratiksha Pandey (@snoopy_pandit) April 13, 2022
— Akki10🚩❤ (@HiteshY23384055) April 13, 2022
That's filthy from Bumrah. Unfair. How is anyone supposed to play that!
— Sarthak Dev (@devellix) April 13, 2022
Boomm Boommm Bumrah 🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/A4nw47HMx5
— Klɐns ™ (@TheBatasari) April 13, 2022