Jasprit Bumrah made his Test debut against South Africa on January 5 and got his first wicket after dismissing veteran Protea batsman AB de Villiers. He bowled an amazing spell of 19 overs conceding only 73 runs with an important wicket. However, his jinx of delivering unwanted no balls is yet to finish. And this time, his no-ball became a reason for cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra was trolled on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
There was a moment when Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis was batting and the ball bowled by Bumrah seemed to touch him before landing in Wriddhiman Saha’s gloves. The decision of the on-field umpire remained not out after which skipper Virat Kohli asked for a review. The replay caught the 24-year-bowler landing his feet on the line which was given a no ball.
Soon, Chopra took to his Twitter account and wrote:
No Ball. Review wasted too. Bummer. #SAvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 5, 2018
Probably the former Indian batsman missed the fact that it was given a no-ball and the review taken by India remains intact. Thus his tweet became fodder for the trolls. Here are some tweets:
No, you don’t lose a review if it’s a no-ball. Since the umpire failed to notice the no-ball, the review remains intact!
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 5, 2018
and he criticizes Jaipur police for that poster ….
— Harsh Sidhu (@Gurindersidhu6) January 5, 2018
No ball was a blessing in disguise, get ur facts right.
— Anubhav Mondal (@AnubhavMondal96) January 5, 2018
Review is still alive as that was a no ball.
— InsideEdge Cricket (@InsideEdgeTweet) January 5, 2018
Aakash Chopra, Bhai sasta ganja chadha rakha hai kya?
No Balls par review lene wale reviews count kab se hone lage? pic.twitter.com/LScEU6xyPE
— Aman Deva (@SarcasticMunda1) January 6, 2018
not wasted..get educated..so called expert.
— nishant nilay (@lerst) January 5, 2018
Chopra ji … knowledge badaye..
— Surhumain00 (@bornrealist00) January 5, 2018
I thought you were an educated pundit. Once it’s a no-ball, review doesn’t count.
Next time, if you’re not sure ask me… #bloodyhopeless
— David Warner (@Warner3131) January 5, 2018
@cricketaakash as an analyst for cricket! Wasted money!
— Spoiled Chicken (@ChickenSpoiled) January 5, 2018
Well, there was no further correction from Chopra but he surely has learned that what it can cost if an expert gets the fact incorrect.
After sheer dominance from the Indian bowlers the first innings, the South Africans were bowled out for 286. But the Indian batsman too had to face the heat on a sultry Newlands strip in Cape Town. India lost its 3 top-order batsmen under 27 runs.
On the second day, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshar Pujara resumed the Indian innings and were trailing by 259 runs.