No-ball row: Jaipur traffic police apologises to Bumrah
Jaipur: The Jaipur traffic police have apologised to Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah for making a mockery of his no-ball in the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan.
Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman was caught by Indian wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Bumrah’s bowling during the final which was eventually adjudged as a no-ball by the television umpire.
That moment ultimately proved to be one of the turning points of the game as Zaman — who was on three at the time — went on to score a clinical century which helped Pakistan put up a mammoth total of 338/4.
The Pakistan pacers then produced a scorching display as India lost the match by 180 runs.
The Jaipur Police have used a picture of Bumrah’s no-ball in one of their campaigns to raise public awareness about road safety.
They made a billboard of the Indian pacer in the act of delivering the no-ball alongside an image of several cars waiting patiently behind a line at a traffic signal.
The caption of the billboard read, “Don’t cross the line. You know it can be costly.”
The billboard was displayed at a bus stand here.
In response, Bumrah took to social media to take a dig at the Jaipur traffic police on Friday.
“@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 pacer posted on his Twitter account.
“@traffic_jpr well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country,” he added.
The Jaipur traffic police in return apologised to the 23-year-old bowler, calling Bumrah an inspiration for the youth.
“Dear @jaspritbumrah93, our intent was not to hurt your sentiments or the sentiments of millions of cricket fans,” the official Twitter handle of the Jaipur traffic police read.
“@jaspritbumrah93, we only intended to create more awareness about traffic rules.
“@jaspritbumrah93, you are a youth icon & an inspiration for all of us.” the traffic police tweet added.