Anderson was scared of Bumrah’s speed, the coach revealed, what was the matter
The recently concluded Lord’s Test match between England and India will be remembered for many reasons in the years to come. All the Indian players played an individual role in helping them win this famous test match. Now India is ahead 1-0 but there are three more matches to be played, which means that the same effort will have to be made for a long time to win the series and this is India’s real Test. At the moment the team is relaxed but the victory which has given this comfort to India was achieved in the midst of a very tense atmosphere.
No matter how old James Anderson may have been in his age, but he is still an expert in fighting. Talking of war of words here where Jasprit Bumrah and James Anderson were seen getting into a tussle.
Fielding coach R Sridhar finally revealed-
The incident happened late on the third day when the Indians were trying to bowl out England in their first innings. Jasprit Bumrah bowled a 10-ball over to Anderson, in which he overstepped four times. No-balls have been a problem for Bumrah since the beginning. In that over, he bowled some short pitch deliveries to the veteran pacer. The Lancashire legend did not take it well and there was a war of words with the Indian pacer.
The drama of the incident intensified on days four and fifth as others from both teams joined in. In a YouTube video of Ravichandran Ashwin’s channel, Indian fielding coach R Sridhar finally revealed what Anderson said to Bumrah that escalated matters.
Anderson had a complaint, Bumrah put him at high speed
After England was dismissed on the third day and the players were on their way back to the dressing room, Anderson swooped down on Bumrah to which the Indian bowler somehow kept his cool by keeping his smile.
A screenshot of the video was uploaded by a fan on Ashwin’s channel. It was learned that Anderson told Bumrah that when everyone else was batting, he bowled at 80 or 85 mph, but as soon as England’s No. 11 came, he started bowling at 90 mph.
Later bouncers were also thrown on Bumrah-
It was also learned that on his way back to the dressing room, Bumrah went up to Anderson and said that the bouncers he had bowled were not intentional. Since the beginning of his career, Bumrah has maintained a good on-field image and rarely gets involved more than a player.
After the incident on the third day, Anderson was seen talking to Virat Kohli on the field while Kohli was batting. Kohli was heard saying that Anderson had abused Bumrah the previous day. When Bumrah came out to bat on the fifth day, the England bowling attack threw bouncers at him. Bumrah also interacted with Jos Buttler. Bumrah told Buttler and other England players that, I was not complaining about the speed man.