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Jasprit Bumrah's amazing gesture after dismissing retiring Suranga Lakmal; video goes viral [Watch]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 March 2022, 15:41 IST

Indian bowling unit were at their ruthless best as the men in blue thrashed Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the second Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday. With this victory, India registered a clean sweep in the two-match series. This was India's 14th back-to-back win across formats since Rohit was named captain of the team.

It was a special Test for Jasprit Bumrah, who secured his first five-for on home soil in the first innings, ahead of adding another three wickets under his belt in the second innings. It was, however, Bumrah's wonderful gesture for Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal that took the internet by storm.

On Day 3, Jusprit Bumrah took the wicket of Lakmal, but was quick to congratulate the Sri Lankan pacer, who was playing his final match of his international career.

Both players exchanged handshakes and even Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli congratulated Lakmal.

Suranga Lakmal was also seen getting a special guard of honour from players from both the teams as he walked back to the pavilion.

BCCI shared the video of the moment on their official Twitter account.


Here are some of the reactions on social media on Jusprit Bumrah's gesture for Sri Lankan pacer:

Following the game, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne also congratulated Lakmal, describing the latter as "one of the best".

"One of the best I have seen in my career. I am very happy for him that he's going to county cricket and I know he will do very well there as well," said Karunaratne during the presentation ceremony.

Lakmal made his debut during an ODI match against India in 2009 in Nagpur. He then made his Test debut a year later against the West Indies in Colombo. The 35-year-old bows out of international cricket, having played 70 Tests, 86 ODIs and 11 T20Is.

During his playing career, Lakmal scalped 288 wickets across formats.

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First published: 15 March 2022, 15:41 IST