Have to be careful about Bumrah's workload: Shastri
“Concerned” about his injury, head coach Ravi Shastri has said that the Indian team needs to be careful about Jasprit Bumrah’s workload management as the ace pacer plays in all three formats.
“Very concerned. Because he is precious, special, different, and a match-winner. They are taking opinions on whether he needs surgery. We have to be careful about his workload because he plays all three formats,” Shastri was quoted as saying by The Hindu in an interview.
Bumrah is out with a stress fracture and is currently in the UK to consult specialists. While Bumrah has already been ruled out till the Bangladesh series in November, the team management doesn’t want to take any chance and will consult the best.
Shastri also spoke on Rohit Sharma opening the batting in test cricket and said the star Mumbai batsman is cut out for that role.
“I would hate to see a player of his quality sitting in the reserves. In the West Indies I was very clear that he should open and had a chat with Kohli about it. This was his opportunity.
“Opening is about the mindset. You got to respect the new ball. A lot of guys in India should have opened in the last 20 years for the sake of team balance, but they didn’t have the stomach for it Shastri said."