Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen exchanged a few words on Day 3© AFP
Former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn said Jasprit Bumrah should “learn to take it” after his run-in with Proteas bowler Marco Jansen during the third day of the ongoing 2nd Test between South Africa and India in Johannesburg. Bumrah and Jansen had a heated exchange on Wednesday when, in the 54th over of India’s second innings, the former failed to connect properly to a short delivery from the South African pacer. After the delivery, the duo had exchanged a few words. On the previous delivery too, they were seen sharing glares following a short delivery by Jansen.
Bumrah eventually lost his wicket in the 57th over, top edging a delivery by Lungi Ngidi as Jansen caught it with ease.
“I swear I remember Bumrah doing the same thing to a Mr James Anderson not too long ago. Learn to take it kid,” Dale Steyn replied to a tweet that read: “That look from Marco at Bumrah. Yep, if you dish it out you will receive it.”
I swear I remember Bumrah doing the same thing to a Mr James Anderson not too long ago.
Learn to take it kid.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 5, 2022
Earlier in the day, South Africa bowled India out for 266 in the second innings and then got off to a strong start, ending the day at 118/2, with skipper Dean Elgar unbeaten on 46.
South Africa started the chase cautiously as Aiden Markram and Elgar survived a tricky phase before tea on Wednesday. In the second session, India had added 78 runs after lunch to set South Africa a target of 240. Hanuma Vihari remained unbeaten at 40 while Shardul Thakur played a knock of 28 runs in 24 balls.
(With inputs from ANI)
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