IPL 2024: Jasprit Bumrah Receives All Credit as Mumbai Indians Beat Punjab Kings in Nail-Biter • ProBatsman

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Jasprit Bumrah | Source: X.com
Mumbai Indians (MI) secured their third win in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 by edging out Punjab Kings (PBKS) in a thrilling encounter, clinching victory by a narrow margin of nine runs on Thursday, April 18 at Mullanpur.
Putting to bat first, Mumbai Indians posted a challenging total of 197 runs on the scoreboard, courtesy of Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century, and some quick cameos from former captain Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma.

In reply, Mumbai Indians made a sensational start, reducing Punjab Kings to 14 for 4 within the first four overs. The early dismissals included key players like captain Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone, leaving Punjab Kings in a dire situation.
Just when it seemed like Punjab Kings were bottling the game, Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma mounted a spirited fightback. While Shashank Singh’s aggressive innings of 41 runs off 25 balls ended with a mistimed shot off Jasprit Bumrah, Ashutosh Sharma continued to battle on.

Ashutosh Sharma appeared to be steering Punjab Kings towards victory with his well-set innings, but his departure on the first delivery of the 18th over, having scored a blazing 61 runs off just 28 balls, shifted the momentum back in favour of Mumbai Indians.
With Kagiso Rabada and Harshal Patel attempting to finish the game, the pressure mounted in the final over. However, Rabada’s dismissal on the first delivery of the over left Punjab Kings nine runs short of the target, ultimately leading to their defeat.
Jasprit Bumrah’s Magic Happens!
Jasprit Bumrah emerged as the standout performer, turning the game in Mumbai Indians’ favour with his three crucial wickets while conceding only 21 runs in his four overs, despite the conditions heavily favouring batters.
Here’s how people are reacting to Bumrah’s magnificent spell against Punjab Kings:

If I could anoint Jasprit Bumrah with a fast bowling PHD, I would. He is a terrific communicator, Knowledgable & articulate. I’d then have him hold bowling lectures to young for aspiring seam bowlers across the country at all levels. I wouldn’t wait until he retired. #professor.— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) April 18, 2024

Jasprit Bumrah is a rare breed of fast bowler who got better after the back surgery.— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 18, 2024

I could write a book on just why Jasprit Bumrah is among the greatest cricketers India has produced..but even that won’t be enough to justify what he means to MI and ofcourse to the Indian team. ????????Carrying the bowling on his shoulders with a smile ???????? pic.twitter.com/OGkJAg3qJs— Anuj Nitin Prabhu (@APTalksCricket) April 18, 2024

Jasprit Bumrah is the greatest match-winner – any format, any situation, anywhere in the world. When he is bowling, cricket is not quite batsmen’s game. #YorkerKing— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 18, 2024

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