Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was left shocked when he saw Jaipur Police using his ‘no-ball’ moment in the just-concluded Champions Trophy to warn commuters about the danger of violating traffic laws.
Angry Bumrah tweeted, “well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country.”
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) June 23, 2017
The hoarding by the Jaipur traffic police had used a no-ball moment involving Bumrah during a Champions Trophy match against Pakistan to warn commuters.
The message on the hoarding had said, “Don’t cross the line, you know it can be costly.”
Reacting to Bumrah’s tweet, Jaipur traffic police said, “Dear @jaspritbumrah93, our intent was not to hurt your sentiments or the sentiments of millions of cricket fans. We only intended to create more awareness about traffic rules. You are a youth icon & an inspiration for all of us.”
In the just concluded Champions Trophy final, India was handed out a humiliating defeat by Pakistan and Bumrah’s one no-ball was widely blamed for the loss.
Bumrah had got Pakistani batsman, Fakhar Zaman, out off Mahendra Singh Dhoni when he was batting only on 3. However, when the umpire checked the no-ball, the replays showed that Bumrah had overstepped his mark causing a no-ball.
Zaman went on to score his first One Day International century playing a pivotal role in ensuring Pakistan’s 180-run win over India.
The topic has also dominated the social media conversations. Here’s how they reacted;
No offence,fine it is. Wot disrespect in it.? Everyone gives their best to their Nation,jpr Police too. Cricketers shud stop acting special.
— Lazy Cat ‘न’ (@uPoliticat) June 23, 2017
We all make mistakes. Not cool to make a public display of someone’s else’s mistakes.
— rashminp (@rashminp) June 23, 2017
Entire India watched the match.. aur kitna pulblic display hoga?
— शौर्य प्रकाश परीडा (@bubun_s) June 23, 2017
Yeh shame on cops standing in heat and pollution all around even on holidays for us. Cricketers sacrifice more.
— BHARAT (@HiteshNarula05) June 23, 2017
Also sometimes it’s safer to cross the line. ?? pic.twitter.com/YUooRtQcLt
— Mthn ⛳️ (@Being_Humor) June 23, 2017