Jasprit Bumrah's Surgery Called Off, Might Return Sooner Than Expected
India's death-bowling specialist Jasprit Bumrah might return to action sooner than expected as the surgery for his stress fracture has been called off, according to media reports. Jasprit Bumrah has been out of action since the conclusion of the tour of West Indies with a stress fracture in his lower back. While reports earlier said Jasprit Bumrah would head to the UK to consult doctors and for a surgical procedure to treat his stress fracture, recent reports have indicated that the ace speedster has recovered well from the stress fracture and that surgery would not be required.
Jasprit Bumrah recovering well
According to media reports, sources in the BCCI have revealed that Jasprit Bumrah is on auto-healing mode and is on the track of proper recovery. The source said that Jasprit Bumrah has begun light exercises alongside running and said that he will be assessed after Diwali. India's bowling coach Bharat Arun said that he was expecting Jasprit Bumrah to return for the series against New Zealand and clarified that Jasprit Bumrah does not require surgery, according to media reports. Jasprit Bumrah had suffered from a similar stress fracture earlier which had healed naturally, just like this one.
Jasprit Bumrah awarded
The batting and bowling duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Smriti Mandhana are the two Indians among the five winners of the prestigious Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year award which was announced on Friday. Meanwhile, the other winners include the likes of Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan. Meanwhile, young Test opener Mayank Agarwal's name also features in this list for his outstanding performance in domestic cricket which had paved way to his call-up in the national team in for the longest format of the game. Smriti Mandhana, on the other hand, has now become the third woman to be named 'Cricketer of the Year', after Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma. Stalwarts Gundappa Viswanath and Lala Amarnath are inducted into the Wisden India Hall of Fame. Cricket Country: The Untold History of the First All India Team by Prashant Kidambi has been adjudged the Wisden India Book of the Year.
The Almanack reviewer described it as "a tribute to the game's Indianness" that "superbly describes and analyses the tour (Indians in England 1911) and the politics that led up to it".