The internet never forgets anything. That is one lesson India's ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah learned the hard way when a couple of months ago he was trolled for wearing “transparent shorts” in a picture with the Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.
Back in August, when the Men in Blue were touring the Carribean for a red-ball series and ahead of the first Test, Bumrah uploaded an image in which he posed next to the skipper on a beach.August 21, 2019
“Sun soaking with @imVkohli and the team,” the cricketer had captioned the tweet.
What Bumrah did not realise before pressing the “Tweet” button was he was sharing a little too much of himself with the world than his fans would have liked. Apparently, the shorts he was wearing were “see-through” and the Twitter users claimed that the could see “everything”.
Wear underwear not polythene ð— Pranjul Sharmað¼ (@Pranjultweet) August 22, 2019
When u see it pic.twitter.com/pJdSUCyvs5— ð®ð³ sir-kid (@ooobhaishab) August 21, 2019
FIXED IT ðð·ð pic.twitter.com/SHnnRueV3y— Rosy (@rose_k01) August 22, 2019
Guess the Temperature of water ð¥— Anubhav Dixit (@anubhav_boss) August 21, 2019
Bumrah bhai, kuch to dikhra hai aapka— Jitendra (@hydbadshah) August 21, 2019
After reading his followers' comments on the various social media platforms, the bowler decided to come up with an explanation for why everything in the photo looks the way it does and this is how he responded to the trolls from his Instagram stories:
“Fun fact: The understanding of lights and shadows isn't common these days. Hope people recover from it soon,” wrote Jasprit Bumrah. But there was not a single person who believed this theory.
So learning from his previous mistakes, the cricketer tried his hand at shooting in the waters once again and to his fans' utter delight, did not repeat the same mistake.
Seas the day! ðð pic.twitter.com/tbXgkwSkyr— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) November 11, 2019
Fans were glad that Bumrah decided to stay inside water and captured a photo in which his body was well covered:
Thank you for standing inside water ð— Chini (@ChiniZyaada) November 11, 2019
Haha.. pichle time gadbad ho gya tha ð¤£— HITESH VARMA (@hv0007) November 11, 2019
Aacha hua pani ke ander wali pic daali hai— à¤¸à¤¿~MyThð®ð³ (@smithmaheshwari) November 11, 2019
Acha hua poori fotu nai lagai bhai. Upar wale ka lakh lakh shukr hai ð— Sankalp Srivastava (@Th_King_slayer) November 11, 2019
After suffering a stress fracture, Jasprit Bumrah is currently well on his way to a 100 percent recovery and is expected to be back in action and fit to play ahead of India's tour of New Zealand early in 2020.