Jasprit Bumrah aims at a comeback stronger than his setback and thanks the fans after being sidelined from the South Africa series with an injury.
Jasprit Bumrah made his India debut back in 2016 and has since become the spearhead of the Indian fast bowling unit that has been hailed as the best to have ever graced Indian cricket. The Gujarat pacer is currently the no.1 bowler in ODI’s and is climbing the ranks rapidly in test cricket as well.
He has featured in 12 tests for India. All of his matches however, have come in foreign soil. The fast bowler is yet to throw the red cherry in an international match in India. The script was set to change with the test series against South Africa in India.
Unfortunately, he has been sidelined of the series due to a minor stress fracture in his lower back. The Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) have announced Umesh Yadav as his replacement for the series.
Jasprit Bumrah aims at a comeback stronger than his setback
Fans have flocked to show their support ever since the news of Bumrah’s injury broke out. The Pacer acknowledged their outpouring of love in a twitter post that both thanked the fans and promised them that he would aim to comeback stronger than ever.
Injuries are part & parcel of the sport. Thank you for all your recovery wishes. My head is held high & I am aiming for a comeback that’s stronger than the setback.🦁 pic.twitter.com/E0JG1COHrz
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) September 25, 2019
Per Timesnownews, a BCCI official gave a timeline of how long Bumrah could be out of action. He said:
“Jasprit is out for a period of seven to eight weeks minimum. This effectively rules him out of the World Championship games against Bangladesh also. He is out till the end of November. That’s how his medical bulletin is at the moment,”
Bumrah last played for India in the West Indies series where he picked up 13 wickets becoming the fastest Indian pacer to reach 50 wickets. Both Mohammed Shami and Venkatesh Prasad achieved the feat in 13 tests each.
He played no part in the recently concluded T20 series that ended 1-1 after the first match was washed out. The 1st Test will be played in Visakhapatnam, the remaining two Tests of the series are scheduled to be held in Pune (October 10 to 14) and Ranchi (October 19 to 23).
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