Hours after achieving the feat, Bumrah took to Instagram to express his disappointment over the discussion around him while battling his injury.
Before his back injury hiatus, Bumrah's stellar performance in July 2022, where he captained India against England and won the Player of the Series award with 23 wickets in 5 Tests, demonstrated his potential.
However, subsequent injuries sidelined him from important events like the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Border Gavaskar Trophy, IPL and the World Test Championship final in 2023, which led to his back surgery in March the same year.
Bumrah's determination and hard work paid off and he made a remarkable comeback, leading India in the 3-match T20I series against Ireland in August 2023 and later finishing as the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the ODI World Cup 2023. Emerged.
His stellar performance continued during the 2-match Test series against South Africa, where he was named Player of the Series, marking his memorable return to red ball cricket after a gap of 17 months.
Bumrah's rise to the top of the ICC Test bowling rankings is attributed to his excellent performance in the second Test against England in Vizag, where he claimed match figures of 9/91, earning him the Player of the Match award. .
This achievement puts them ahead of their peers Ravichandran Ashwin To claim the No. 1 spot, he became the first fast bowler from India to achieve this feat.
Despite facing criticism and doubt during his injury-filled spell, Bumrah's resilience and determination has cemented his status as one of the best in the world.
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