Injured Jasprit Bumrah ‘aiming for a comeback that’s stronger than the setback’

The Statesman

The Statesman

Author 2019-09-25 15:43:00

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Jasprit Bumrah of India celebrates taking 5 wicket during day 2 of the 2nd Test between West Indies and India at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, on August 31, 2019. (Photo by Randy Brooks / AFP)

Ace Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who will be missing the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa due to an injury, is aiming for a stronger comeback.

“Injuries are part and parcel of the sport. 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,” tweeted Bumrah.

Notably, the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday informed in a statement that Bumrah has sustained a minor stress fracture in his lower back and has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against South Africa. The bowler will undergo rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

The 25-year-old speedster recently picked up 13 wickets in two Tests during India’s tour of West Indies which included a hat-trick.

Earlier, he was expected to be the spearhead of the pace attack but now, in his absence, Umesh Yadav will take the responsibility of the Indian attack. Umesh, who was not selected initially in the squad, last played a Test for India at Perth against Australia in 2018.

India play three Test matches against South Africa in Visakhapatnam, Pune and Ranchi.

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