By becoming the fastest Indian bowler to achieve 100 Test wickets, Jasprit Bumrah carved his name in history. Before this, Kapil Dev held the record, having done so in 25 Tests, but Bumrah broke it in his 24th game, picking up his 100th Test wicket.
Bumrah also holds the record for being the Indian bowler with the best average among those who have taken 100 Test wickets. Bumrah attained the milestone on Day 4 of the fourth Test between India and England at The Oval. On Friday, the right-arm seamer dismissed Ollie Pope for a duck in the 65th over of England’s innings.
Bumrah, who came into this Test with 97 wickets, gave India a fighting chance in the fourth Test by taking two early wickets in the first innings. After pitching, he bowled one with extra bounce and inward movement, which Burns pulled back to his stumps.
Hameed got one on the off-stump, which climbed on him as he tried to slash it, but Pant took a brilliant catch to give Bumrah his 99th wicket.
After 29 Tests, Bumrah’s partner Mohammed Shami took the 100th Test wicket. Former veteran Javagal Srinath, on the other side, had reached this rank in 30 matches, while Ishant Sharma had done it in 33.