Bumrah needs to work hard on his no-ball issues: Gavaskar

India’s pace attack was at it again. A brilliant portrayal of dominance dashed with pace, skill and control was what summed up India’s bowling performance on Day 1 of the fourth Test in Southampton.

Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets as the visitors bowled out England for 146. However, there was one repetitive moment of Jasprit Bumrah’s ‘The No Ball’.

He dismissed Joe Root right in front of the stumps but the umpire gave a not out to the England skipper. Confident India went on to take a review but it turned out that the pacer had overstepped yet again. Though Root was soon dismissed by Ishant Sharma but former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has said that Bumrah needs to address the issue.

Bumrah dismissed opener Keaton Jennings with an inswinger and Bumrah had almost got England’s Joe Root. But, it was declared a no-ball after India decided to challenge the umpire’s decision.

“This is something that Bumrah needs to work really hard at because it is not just frustrating for him individually but also for the team. The team would get a feeling that a wicket only got denied because the bowler had overstepped,” Gavaskar wrote in his column in TOI.

Bumrah was heavily trolled after he bowled a no-ball. Bumrah had bowled a no-ball in the last match that was played at Trent Bridge.

India could have finished the game on day four in the third Test, but it was Bumrah’s no-ball that gave a lifeline to Adil Rashid. However, Sunil Gavaskar heaped praises on Indian bowlers who picked all 10 wickets to bundle out the hosts for 246 on the first day.

“India’s bowlers kept the pressure on the England batsmen with a terrible performance for rattling their batsmen. A  close look at the pitch affirmed that it was a good pitch to bat on. Thus, it was purely the tremendous bowling by the Indian seamers which got the batsmen out,” he added.