England Wicket-keeper Ben Foakes’ Stumping Appeal vs Jasprit Bumrah Sparks Massive Outrage. Watch

England wicket-keeper Ben Foakes’ attempted stumping against India cricketer Jasprit Bumrah during the first Test match in Hyderabad has sparked a massive outrage on social media. Bumrah tried to play a delivery from Tom Hartley but was not able to make any connection as Foakes collected it behind the stumps. Bumrah jumped slightly in what seemed out of frustration but Foakes quickly dislodged the stumps and appealed for a stumping. While the third umpire ruled that Bumrah was back inside the crease, the whole act has resulted in a massive ‘Spirit of Cricket’ controversy with many social media users mentioning Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey’s stumping of Jonny Bairstow during the Ashes 2023 series which also resulted in a massive debate among cricket fans and experts.

Meanwhile, Indian cricket team fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was reprimanded by the International Cricket Council Monday for “inappropriate physical contact” with England’s Ollie Pope during the home team’s 28-run Test defeat this weekend.

The incident occurred during England’s second innings when Bumrah, after bowling and completing his follow-through, “deliberately stepped in Ollie Pope’s way as the batter went for a run, leading to inappropriate physical contact”, the ICC said in a statement.

Pope’s match-winning 196 handed India only its fourth loss in their last 47 Tests at home since 2013 — but the hosts still remain favourites in the five-match series after losing the first Test.

Bumrah had been reprimanded for breaching the ICC code and had “admitted the offence and accepted the sanction” with one demerit point added to his disciplinary record, cricket’s apex body said.

The ICC code relates to “inappropriate physical contact” with a player, umpire, spectator or any other person during a match.

These breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 percent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points. 

(With AFP inputs)

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