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Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Tim Paine impressed by KS Bharat’s stumping of Marnus Labuschagne in Nagpur Test

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Former Australia captain Tim Paine appears to be a fan of KS Bharat’s glovework after the 29-year-old pulled off a superb stumping to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne. The Aussie batter was on 49 when Bharat pulled off the stumping.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Feb 9, 2023 14:09 IST

Bharat pulled off a prime stumping to dismiss the damaging Labuschagne (Courtesy: AP)

By India Today Web Desk: It looks as if Tim Paine was happy by the stumping of Marnus Labuschagne by KS Bharat in the course of the first Test between India and Australia within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur on Thursday.

Bharat was given the nod over Ishan Kishan for the Nagpur Test as he made his Test debut and was handed his cap by veteran batter Cheteshwar Pujara.

The 29-year-old was a spectator to the carnage by Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj within the first few overs because the tempo duo dismissed the Australian opener cheaply.

Khawaja was trapped in entrance of the stumps by Siraj whereas Warner was overwhelmed all finally ends up and noticed his off stump go for a stroll by Shami. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne would then come collectively and steadied the ship with the latter being the principle man.

Labuschagne scored 49 runs and guided the guests safely to lunch however then Bharat determined to flip the script. After the Aussie batter was drawn out of the crease by Ravindra Jadeja, Bharat pulled off a MS Dhoni-esque stumping to dismiss the hazard man and get the massive wicket.

This modified the tide of the match as Matt Renshaw additionally went again to the pavilion within the very subsequent ball as India regained management.


A fan determined to ask former Australia captain Tim Paine if he loved the stumping of Labuschagne in the course of the match. Paine responded and mentioned it was wonderful work from the India wicketkeeper to ship the Australian batter packing.

Bharat had opened up on his journey to the Indian staff earlier on and mentioned that it was all concerning the small steps he made.

“For me to believe that I had potential to play for India, it took me four or five years of continuous performances. The first three years i had brilliant seasons, then I had a lean patch. And when I had a lean patch and bounced back, it is when I realized I had some potential to make it big and not just first-class.”

“My journey has never skyrocketed. It has always consisted of small steps,” mentioned Bharat.

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Feb 9, 2023