The recently-concluded Test match in Johannesburg turned out to be a thriller as South Africa registered a sensational victory over India to equalize the series 1-1. Chasing a challenging target of 240, Dean Elgar led from the front as his gritty knock helped his side go over the line. Indian bowlers, who have been terrific in the last couple of years, unfortunately, had a disappointing outing in 4th innings as the home side clinched a historic win.
As the series now gets set for a deciding contest in Cape Town, starting from January 11 onwards, it seems like Jasprit Bumrah has already given an open warning to the opponents. During the final stages of the 2nd Test, things were getting a bit heated up when Shardul and Siraj had a few angry moments with Elgar and Bavuma on the field.
Angry Bumrah in Johannesburg!
The Indian players were certainly getting frustrated while the home side were on cloud nine. But there was a moment which went unnoticed, the video of which is now getting viral on social media. When the home side were a few runs away from victory, Hanuma Vihari suffered an injury as the play stopped with physio Nitin Patel running on the field to check on Vihari.
In the background, a conversation was heard on a stump mic where Jasprit Bumrah was presumably giving his message to South Africa. He was heard saying, "Stump mic ke paas jaan bujhkar aaya mai, dekhte hai abhi next match baaki hai. Jitna abhi uchhalna hai uchhal sakte hai, abhi ek aur match hai! Jo log abhi sun rahe hai, sunn lo."
Watch the video here:
Bumrah looked uncharacteristically angry during the Test in Johannesburg where he also had an angry face-off with Marco Jansen during India's second innings. Although the pacer did not have a great game with the ball, where he could only scalp one wicket in both innings, his open warning certainly reflects that the experienced pacer is all geared up for the series decider in Cape Town.