Jaipur traffic police apologise to hurt Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final overstepped when he got the wicket of Fakhar Zaman

Traffic Police of Jaipur came up with a witty idea to promote road safety when they used the image of Jasprit Bumrah's Champions Trophy 2017 final no-ball on a billboard in the capital city of Rajasthan. We all know Bumrah had taken Fakhar's wicket on a no-ball during the final match of Champions Trophy against Pakistan that cost nearly the match. He went on to score a maiden century and prove to be a decisive moment in the contest which Pakistan went on to win by 180 runs. "You know it can be costly".

The topic has also dominated the social media conversations. In the image, the no ball is highlighted side-by-side with two cars behind the stop line with a text of "Don't cross the line".

The promising seamer mentioned that he won't make fun of the traffic police as all humans are vulnerable to making mistakes. The umpire checked the no-ball and the replays showed that the bowler had overstepped his mark.

After a hectic season, where he played the IPL and turned out in Indian blue for the ICC Champions Trophy, Bumrah was rested for the five ODIs and only T20I against West Indies. In a series of tweets, Bumrah said that it was normal to make mistakes. With over 500 RTs, the tweet was a hit, and the police put up a billboard of it as well.

Dear @jaspritbumrah93, our intent was not to hurt your sentiments or the sentiments of millions of cricket fans.

Moreover, the police are even planning to use this photo as hoardings and signboards across the city.



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