Jasprit Bumrah on auto-heal mode
New Delhi: Down with a back stress fracture just before the South Africa series, India's premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is back on his toes. Not only is he doing light running and warm-up exercises, he is set to undergo assessment at the National Cricket Academy post Diwali under the watchful eyes of Nitin Patel.
Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that the doctors in the UK were happy with the recovery that Bumrah was making post the injury and the back has been put on auto-heal mode and doesn't need any surgery.
"He is on auto-heal mode and the back is recovering well. He has already started running and doing some light warm-up exercises. He will be assessed post Diwali under the watchful eyes of Nitin. Things have progressed well, just as it had in case of his previous stress fracture which also healed naturally," the source pointed.
Asked why he was sent to UK if the back was recovering by itself, the source said that the team management didn't wish to take any chances as Bumrah is an integral part of the team.
-By Baidurjo Bhose