Indian fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who been rested for the ongoing tour of West Indies, lashed out at the Jaipur Police after it used Bumrah’s image in an advertisement. In a large billboard, a picture of Jasprit Bumrah overstepping has been used. The text next to it suggests: “Don’t cross the line. You know it can be costly”.
Notably, Bumrah had overstepped when he got the wicket of Fakhar Zaman during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final. The left-hander was in single-digits then and made most of the early life to score a match-winning hundred. Chasing the mammoth 338 target posted by Pakistan, India lost early wickets and never posed any challenge with the bat.
After seeing the advertisement, Bumrah tweeted with the image of the ad, “@traffic_jpr well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country.”
— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) June 23, 2017
While Bumrah feels it was not in good taste, the comments on the post are otherwise. Most of the users have asked the seamer to take humour in the right spirit, and felt nothing disrespectful.
“No offence,fine it is. What disrespect in it? Everyone gives their best to their Nation, Jaipur Police too. Cricketers should stop acting special,” said one of the user.
No offence,fine it is. Wot disrespect in it.? Everyone gives their best to their Nation,jpr Police too. Cricketers shud stop acting special.
— Lazy Cat ‘न’ (@uPoliticat) June 23, 2017
“That’s not even close to disrespecting. Didn’t it turn costly to cross the line? What’s wrong if it can be a good example for others?,” read another tweet.
Why do you offence in this ? It is just to drive message home and successfully it does . No need to overstretch it .
— Fight Media Lies (@MSM_SLAYER) June 23, 2017
After a hectic season, where he played the IPL and turned out in Indian blue for the ICC Champions Trophy, Bumrah was rested for the five ODIs and only T20I against West Indies. Not only Bumrah, opening batsman Rohit Sharma too has been rested for the short limited-overs series.