Jasosystem Bumrah will captain India in Thursday’s game against England in Edgbaston.© ICC / Twitter
Indian cricket team captained the 36th Test when Jasipino Bumrah was named captain for the test match against England that begins in Edgbaston on Friday. He was named for the top job after Rohit Sharma failed to recover from COVID-19. Bumrah is the first fast pitcher since Kapil Dev to lead India in Tests. Bumrah has been widely acknowledged as the undisputed leader of the fast bowling team but come Friday the challenge against Ben Stokes‘side will be very different when he steps out to toss.
To make matters more interesting, Bumrah has never captained any First Division, Group A or Indian Premier League match before, let alone led the country. However, the former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer points to an interesting anecdote in Indian cricket in which a captain with no prior experience became the greatest Indian captain ever. Jaffer talked about MS Dhoni.
Congratulations and good luck @ Jasosystembumrah93 you can take inspiration from the fact that the last Indian led the country before leading the FC/List A/IPL which took India to No. 1 in the test leaderboard and won 3 titles. ICC brand #ENGvIND
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) June 30, 2022
“Congratulations and good luck to @Jasearchbumrah93, you can draw inspiration from the fact that the last Indian who served as national captain before leading FC/List A/IPL brought India to the top. #1 in the test leaderboard and won 3 ICC #ENGvIND titles,” Jaffer wrote in a tweet.
Dhoni led India to win the 2007 T20 World Championship, the 2011 50th ICC World Cup and the 2013 Champions Cup. The last of those victories was, to date, the last ICC trophy. same won by India.
Now, Bumrah has a chance to lead India to win only its fourth series in England. Last year, India led the series 2-1, before the competition was halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak in India’s camp. The scheduled test of the five-match series begins on Friday.
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