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“He ripped the heart out” – Alastair Cook expressed his admiration on Jasprit Bumrah’s fiery bowling in 2nd Test

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Alastair Cook, the former England cricketer, expressed admiration for Jasprit Bumrah’s outstanding performance as he dismantled England’s batting lineup, securing a six-wicket haul on the second day of the second Test. Despite India’s formidable first-innings total of 396, attributed largely to Yashasvi Jaiswal’s brilliant knock of 209 runs, England initially had a strong start with Zak Crawley’s resilient 76 runs.

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However, Bumrah played a pivotal role in India’s resurgence. He dismissed Joe Root for the eighth time in Test cricket, followed by an unplayable yorker that sent Ollie Pope’s stumps flying.

Bumrah continued his impact after tea, claiming the wickets of Jonny Bairstow and, crucially, skipper Ben Stokes. With Stokes’ dismissal, Bumrah not only achieved the milestone of 150 Test wickets but also became the second-fastest Asian to reach this feat.

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Bumrah’s relentless efforts extended to dismissing tail-enders, including Tom Hartley and James Anderson, completing a remarkable six-fer.

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Cook praised Bumrah for his role in turning the tide of the game, acknowledging that at 110-1, the situation looked different. Cook emphasized Bumrah’s singular contribution, noting that he “jumped in and ripped the heart out of the England batting line-up,” securing a decisive advantage for the Indian team.