IPL 2022 has reached its pinnacle of excitement. Indian stars, who were largely ineffective in the early matches, have begun to show signs of improvement. On Wednesday, Mumbai Indians’ Indian star Jasprit Bumrah did something so incredible against Punjab Kings that fans were forced to press their fingers between their teeth.
Bumrah bowled English batsman Liam Livingston of Punjab clean with a best yorker at 140 KMPH.
This season, Bumrah was not in colour.
Before this match, Bumrah’s season had not been particularly memorable. In four matches, he only took three wickets. His economy was 8.16, which was a good score. In the IPL, Bumrah’s career economy is 7.44. These figures show that Bumrah was unable to take wickets or restrict runs. However, he clearly displayed his old look in the match against Punjab. He only gave up 28 runs in four overs and took one wicket in this match.
Even after Bumrah’s outstanding performance, Mumbai’s team had to concede defeat.
Despite this, Punjab scored 198 runs.
Bumrah bowled well, but the other Mumbai bowlers were unable to impress. In 20 overs, Punjab scored 198 runs for the loss of five wickets. Mayank Agarwal scored 52 runs in 32 balls for Punjab, while Shikhar Dhawan scored 70 runs in 50 balls. Liam Livingston (2) and Jonny Bairstow (12) both failed.
Mumbai had lost four games in a row.
Mumbai Indians had lost four consecutive games prior to their match against Punjab. Apart from Mumbai, Chennai has also lost four games in a row, but they won their first match of the season on Tuesday, defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore.