IND vs ENG: ‘This is cheating’ – Ashwin reveals how Anderson accused Bumrah during Lord’s Test

IND vs ENG: Bumrah vs Anderson: 'This is cheating' – Ravichandran Ashwin reveals how James Anderson accused Jasprit Bumrah during Lord’s Test
IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Jasprit Bumrah and James Anderson had a heated exchange after the Indian pacer bowled a barrage of bouncers to the England veteran | Twitter/ BCCI

IND vs ENG: Bumrah vs Anderson exchange: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin narrated the mid-pitch heated exchange between India pacer Jasprit Bumrah and his England counterpart James Anderson during the Lord’s Test.

During England’s second innings, a fired-up Jasprit Bumrah troubled James Anderson with a barrage of bouncers in his 10-ball over.

IND vs ENG: Bumrah vs Anderson exchange: Ravichandran Ashwin, in conversation with fielding coach R Sridhar in his YouTube channel, revealed what exactly transpired between the two fast bowlers.

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“The thing was, Jimmy was like, “Hey mate! Why are you bowling so fast? Am I doing the same to you?”

“The beauty about that is, Jimmy had told Boom, All these while, you were bowling in the 80mph, suddenly, on seeing me, why are you bowling 90mph?”

 “After the innings, the boys were walking back to the dressing room. Then Bumrah walked past Jimmy and just patted him so as to tell him that it wasn’t intentional,” said Sridhar.

IND vs ENG: Bumrah vs Anderson exchange: “We all know Jasprit Bumrah. He is such a nice guy. So he had gone to talk to him and end the matter, but Jimmy brushed him aside. The same way he had brushed Jadeja aside in 2014,” added Ravichandran Ashwin.

“Brushing him aside, he also told him, ‘You bowled only 85mph to the other batters, but you bowled 90mph to me. This is cheating. I won’t accept’ along with a few other words that can’t be disclosed here.”

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IND vs ENG: Bumrah vs Anderson exchange: The fielding coach further stated that the incident motivated the team to win the Test match. “It got the team together. Not that the team wasn’t together before that. The incident just ignited a fire in everyone, and the effect was visible on day 5.”

Bumrah along with Mohammed Shami forged a match-winning unbeaten 89-run stand and helped India post 298-8 declare, setting England a target of 272 runs.

The Indian bowlers then ran through the England batting line-up to bowl out England for 120. India won the match by a massive 151 runs to take a 1-0 series lead in the five-match series.

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