Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah avenges insult by Jaipur Police with sarcastic tweet


Remember the controversy surrounding Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah and the Jaipur Police, which seemingly poked fun at the national cricketer’s poor performance last year? This was after the Jaipur Police used Bumrah’s infamous no-ball against Pakistan in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy to create an awareness on traffic violations.

Jasprit Bumrah

The poster by the Jaipur Police had read, “Don’t cross the line, you know it can be costly.” This was in reference to Bumrah’s huge no-ball against Pakistan during a Champions Trophy encounter. His no-ball had proved very costly for India as it gave a life to Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman, who then went on to score 114. His century eventually helped Pakistan to pile up a total of 338/4. In reply, India were all out for 158, thereby losing a crucial tie to their arch-rival Pakistan.

Bumrah had reacted angrily to the poster put up by the Jaipur Police with a series of tweets. His one tweet had read, “@traffic_jpr well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country.”

In his subsequent tweet, Bumrah had written, “@traffic_jpr But don’t worry I won’t make fun of the mistakes which you guys make at your work .because I believe humans can make mistakes.”

The Jaipur Police had later issued a public apology by calling Bumrah a youth icon. It had written, “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.”

But it seems Bumrah had not forgotten that unpleasant episode. So when India lifted the Asia Cup in Dubai last week, he decided to troll the Jaipur Police with a sarcastic tweet. He wrote, “Some people love to use their creativity on the sign boards. Hope this one fits there as well!! ?? #Champions #AsiaCup2018 #lionalwaysroars?”

The Jaipur Police have not yet reacted to Bumrah’s latest dig. However, his tweet indirectly targeting the cops in Rajasthan has found plenty of support from his fans.


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