Indian team’s leading fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been injured once again and has been ruled out of the ongoing T20 series against South Africa (IND vs SA). The veteran fast bowler has suffered a back injury, due to which he was ruled out earlier as well. Bumrah’s injury before the T20 World Cup is not a good sign. Former Indian player Saba Karim has also considered the injury of the right-arm fast bowler as a big blow for India.
Bumrah took a break after the tour of England in July and was to make a comeback in the Asia Cup. He had a back problem just before the tournament and was ruled out of the entire Asia Cup. He made a comeback in the second match of the recently concluded T20 series against Australia and also played the last match. However, before the start of the series against South Africa, he complained of back pain and later, he was ruled out of the series as well.
In the reports, Bumrah’s injury is said to be serious and it is being said that he may be out for about six months. If this happens then it is not possible for him to play in the upcoming World Cup.
Jasprit Bumrah is a unique bowler – Saba Karim
Saba Karim praised Bumrah as a unique bowler and said that his absence in the T20 World Cup will be a big blow for India. However, the former player said that the team management and Rohit Sharma were preparing for such a situation by keeping Shami and Chahar on standby and it is also good that India are playing a match without Bumrah in the lineup.
On Sports18, Saba said,
Yes, he is such a unique bowler. In the T20 format, you need someone who can bowl with the new ball and take wickets and then come back to finish his spell in the death overs. He is extremely effective as well as his match awareness, he is now part of the leadership group of the national team. So yes, I think his absence will be a big blow for India. But you know the Indian team management and the Indian captain were preparing for it. So they thought of bringing in Mohammed Shami and they also have Deepak Chahar. So, I think it’s kind of good that India played all these bilateral matches without Jasprit Bumrah in the line-up.