Jasprit Bumrah hails from Ahmedabad, Gujarat and was born on 6th December’1993. But he started playing cricket at the age of 14 and from that moment there was no looking back. He first came into limelight when he played a crucial role by taking 7 wickets in his debut first-class match against Vidarbha in the 2013-14 season. Soon word spread across the domestic circuit of Bumrah’s unique action and consistent bowling performances in winning the cause.
Former Mumbai Indians coach, John Wright was the first one to notice the spark in Bumrah post seeing play in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and got him signed with Mumbai Indian Team. He was a teenager when he debuted for Mumbai India and came to limelight when he dismissed Virat Kohli for his debut IPL wicket. His superb balling ability not only impressed the owners, Ambani’s but also Sachin Tendulkar, John Wright, and Rohit Sharma.
Jasprit has honed his skills and quipped with numerous bowling skills such as bouncers, Yorkers, slow balls and has played a major role in India’s recent overseas success. Young India’s pace bowler for the past two years has created a new record by taking 62 scalps in 12 Tests and 103 ODI wickets in the 58 ODIs. He also has 51 T20 International wickets in 42 games.
His unique action with lethal balling prowess has led to creating a name in the international level and known for his death bowling. He has broken many myths and stereotypes by becoming India’s No. 1 bowler across all format. He has been impressive irrespective of the white or red ball and also holds rare feet by picking up the five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England and Australia.
At the starting of the week, cricket fans woke up to news which shocked them. Virat Kohli ‘go-to bowler’ aka Jasprit Bumrah had sustained a minor stress fracture in his ruler back and will not be able to play the upcoming three-Test series against South Africa which commences from 2nd October. Umesh Yadav has been named as a replacement.
BCCI has revealed a statement, “Bumrah will now undergo rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and will be monitored by the BCCI medical team,” the board said in a statement. The bowler, incidentally, had been rested for the just concluded T20 International series against the touring South Africans. “It’s very minor but nobody wants to take any risks with Jasprit. There’s stress in the lower back region and it’s important to monitor it closely to assess future repercussions. That’s the reason he has been given a break.”
As per the latest update, India Fast Bowler, Jasprit Bumrah will travel to the United Kingdom to consult doctors on his injury. The pace bowler is our of action for minimum two months and this is also first major injury break in his three and half year international career. As per sources, The BCCI is sending Bumrah to London for further treatment on his stress fracture. The NCA head physiotherapist Ashish Kaushik will be accompanying him. The BCCI has fixed appointments with three different specialists to get multiple opinions.”
Also added that “Bumrah is expected to leave on October 6th or 7th and would be there in the UK for about a week. As per the opinion of the three doctors, the next course of action will be decided upon. We have taken appointments from the best in the business when it comes to stress fractures,”
Fans are excited to see India speedster back in action soon and be part of India’s World T20 campaign which slated in Australia next year. He took to social media and wrote, “Injuries are part and parcel of the sport,” Bumrah tweeted. “Thank you for all your recovery wishes. My head is held high and I am aiming for a comeback that’s stronger than the setback.”
India’s squad for 3 Tests: Virat Kohli (Capt), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk),Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill