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Bumrah reacts to fan breaching security to take selfie with Kohli in 2nd Test

Bumrah reacts to fan breaching security to take selfie with Kohli in 2nd Test:

The incident happened in the sixth over of Sri Lanka’s chase in the second innings when visiting player Kusal Mendis was been attended by the team physio after being hit by a lethal delivery from Mohammed Shami.

Towards the close of day’s play of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, three fans breached security to enter the ground and two of them even managed to take a selfie with former India captain Virat Kohli before being whisked away by security. Following the end of the play on Day 2, young Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah reacted to the security breach.

The incident happened in the sixth over of Sri Lanka’s chase in the second innings when visiting player Kusal Mendis was been attended by the team physio after being hit by a lethal delivery from Mohammed Shami.

On seeing an opportunity, three fans entered the ground. Two of them managed to reach Kohli, who was standing at the slip position. One of them took out his mobile and asked Kohli for a selfie and much to their surprise, the 33-year-old obliged.

Talking about the incident, Bumrah expressed his concern over the security breach and feels that it has increasingly been an issue.

Bumrah reacts to fan breaching security to take selfie with Kohli in 2nd Test

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“That is something we don’t control, obviously the security concern is an issue. Suddenly, we realised that there were intruders but thankfully the officials intervened.

“We don’t know what to say about that, the craze of the game is very high and the fans get emotional sometimes,” he said.

This wasn’t the only time in this series when such an incident was noticed. Earlier in the Mohali Test, one of the fans had managed to enter the ground before being caught by the officials.

Talking about the game, it was another action-packed day of pink-ball Test in Bengaluru. A record 16 wickets had fallen on day 1 and 14 other fell on the second day.

Indian bowlers required 35 deliveries to pick the remaining four wickets and bundle Sri Lanka for just 109. Rishabh Pant’s record half-century and Shreyas Iyer’s astounding 67 helped India set a mighty target of 447 runs.

Bumrah equals Kapil Dev’s incredible record with maiden five-wicket haul at home

Just 29 Tests old, Bumrah completed his eighth five-wicket haul by dismissing Niroshan Dickwella on the second morning of the pink-ball Test at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.

Jasprit Bumrah was simply too good for the visiting Sri Lankan side in the second Test match of the series in Bengaluru as the Indian pacer picked his eighth five-wicket haul in just his 29th Test and first at home to bundle out the visitors for just 109 and take a lead of 143 runs in the first innings. With the maiden fifer at home, Bumrah equalled the legendary Kapil Dev’s incredible Test record while also scripting a huge Indian feat.

Just 29 Tests old, Bumrah completed his eighth five-wicket haul by dismissing Niroshan Dickwella on the second morning of the pink-ball Test at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. Only Kapil Dev has registered as many five-wicket hauls among Indian seamers at the same point in his career. 

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Bumrah’s eight five-wicket hauls comprises two each in West Indies, England and South Africa and one apiece in Australia and India.  

The tally also comprises two fifers against England, South Africa and West Indies and one each against Australia and Sri Lanka. The only team against which he is yet to pick a five-wicket haul is New Zealand.

Bumrah also became the fourth Indian bowler to pick a five-wicket haul in Day-Night Tests after Axar Patel (2), Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav. And his 5/24 is now the second-best figure by an Indian seamer in pink-ball Tests after Ishant’s 5 for 22 against Bangladesh in 2019. 

Bumrah’s 5 for 24 is also the best figures recorded by an Indian seamer against Sri Lanka, surpassing Ishant’s 5 for 54 in Colombo in 2015 tie. 

Overall, it is the third-best figure by a seamer after James Anderson’s 5 for 16 in Leeds in 2016 and Pat Cummins’ 6 for 23 in Brisbane in 2019.

Bumrah has now taken his tally to 120 wickets in 29 Tests, which is the 18th most by an Indian bowler. 

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