India pacer Jasprit Bumrah took the revenge and dismissed South Africa's Marco Jansen with a fiery delivery which uprooted the off-stump on Day 2 of the Cape Town Test. He gave Jansen a stare as a send-off after rattling his stumps before India captain Virat Kohli joined him for celebration.
In the second Test, Bumrah and Jansen had a verbal spat after the latter bowled a few bouncers to the Indian tailender and also gave him a stare in his follow-through. This time the Indian pacer gave it back to the Proteas youngster after his dismissal with a sharp delivery.
Bumrah bagged five wickets in the first innings of the third Test and registered the figures of 5/42; his 7th fifer in Test cricket. The speedster's terrific performance helped India take a 13 runs lead in the first innings.
Indian actor, Prithviraj Sukumaran reacted to Bumrah's face-off with Jansen and he lauded the India captain for making it happen. "To have watched what transpired in the Johannesburg Test from the dressing room, and then throw the ball to @Jaspritbumrah93 when #MarcoJansen walked in, is the @imVkohli brand of captaincy! Proper cricket box office! â¤ï¸", he tweeted.
Farhan Akhtar, the Bollywood star, also posted a tweet for Bumrah who brought India back in the game. ".@Jaspritbumrah93 What a dude reaction to bowling Jansen out. ???????? Super comeback by our bowlers and fielders. @imVkohli slip catch was ???? worthy. Let’s go boys .. #JeetegabhaiJeetega," the tweet read.
Bumrah had troubled the England pacer James Anderson in India's last tour to England and ex-India cricketer Wasim Jaffer wrote that players should learn from the past. "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Just phenomenal @Jaspritbumrah93 ???????? #SAvIND," he tweeted.