Jasprit Bumrah sustained an injury during Mumbai Indians’ opening game against the Delhi Capitals yesterday. However, his injury has been described as just a jerk and nothing more by closed sources from BCCI. However, might not be available for Mumbai’s next league game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. It is just a precautionary measure taken by the Mumbai Indians team management given the fact that he will play an important role if India harbour hopes of winning the World Cup in May-June.
Mumbai Indians have confirmed with team physio Nitin Patel that there is no sign of stress as far and there is no major concern as such. He hasn’t travelled to Bangalore but remains in contention. Bumrah might travel later. However, given his skills and match-winning prowess he shouldn’t be rushed into the side.
Jasprit Bumrah had an off day with the ball yesterday as he was smashed all around the park by Rishabh Pant as the southpaw smashed a sensational 78 of 27 deliveries. His innings was studded with 7 fours ad 7 sixes. Bumrah was smashed for a couple of sixes which was simply audacious. It was in the last over when the fast bowler sustained the injury as he fell in his run-up.
Over the years Bumrah has evolved as one of the finest bowlers in world cricket. He is currently the No 1 ranked bowler in ODI cricket and he deserves every bit of it. The Yorkers and slower deliveries which he executes is simply at a different level and he deserves all the applause for his exceptional rise in all forms of cricket.
Jasprit Bumrah has made rapid rides in international cricket
It was during the tour of South Africa that Jasprit Bumrah made his Test debut and made an impression in his very first series. In just a year he has emerged as the spearhead of the Indian pace attack even in the longest format of the game.
Meanwhile, Team India skipper Virat Kohli has requested the franchise owners to take care of the players and manage their workload as this is a World Cup year and India needs him badly.
“All the workload will be monitored and given a window, the guys can afford to rest. The World Cup comes every four years and we play IPL every year,” Kohli had said after the fifth ODI loss against Australia in New Delhi earlier this month.
“Not to say we won’t be committed to the IPL but we’ve got to be smart. We have to work in balance and make smart decisions. The responsibility and the onus is on the player. No one will be forced to do something. Eventually, no one wants to miss the World Cup and cost the team good balance,” Kohli had said.