India is obsessed with statistics, and an old stat related to Jasprit Bumrah is doing the rounds. Parthiv Patel shared it on Twitter but was countered by Aakash Chopra.” India has never lost a Test when #Bumrah has got a five for. Looks like this will continue in Cape Town as well. #CricketTwitter #INDvSA,” tweeted Parthiv moments after Bumrah took his 7th 5-fer in red-ball cricket.
His previous five wickets have come in – Johannesburg in 2018, Nottingham in 2018 and 2021, Melbourne in 2018, North Sound in 2019, and Kingston in 2019, with India winning all the matches.
However, Aakash highlighted that India had never lost a Test where Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane shared a 100-run partnership before the second Test in Johannesburg, which hosts won by 7 wickets.
“Don’t want to jinx it but India had never lost a Test when Pujara-Rahane had a 100-run partnership too…till the last Test match at Johannesburg,” he tweeted.