Bumrah’s ‘Momentary Presence’ in Australia’s First-Class Domestic Cricket

2 min readApr 4, 2022

The audience at Sheffield Shield in Australia had an opportunity to feel Jasprit Bumrah’s presence during an ongoing match for Marsh Cup, thanks to Nic Maddinson for his humorous attitude.

Jasprit Bumrah and Nic Maddinson

While playing for Victoria, Maddinson was reminded of Bumrah when the former tried to imitate the latter’s action. When he was bowling the 161st over, the left-handed bowler came over the wicket to Aaron Hardie and during his run-up, he appeared to take a different action and approach.

Shorter steps, sling-arm action with a long stretched body on the very first instance appeared as if it was Bumrah coming to the ball. The ball was released towards off-side and it landed quite away from the batsman, finally reaching the gloves of the wicket-keeper.

The players on the field began to laugh, including the wicket-keeper and the field in the first slip. Not only that, the commentators in the commentary box laughed out loud after seeing this hilarious imitating moment. “Well…. Well bowled Bumrah,” one of the commentators said on air.

In the video shared by cricket.com.au on Twitter, the Twitterati reacts with some comments reading “The Chinese copy of Bumrah”.

Meanwhile, Victoria and Western Australia, in their final game, ended in a draw at the Western Australian Cricket Association Cricket Ground in Perth, with Western Australia leading by 480 runs in the end.





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