Bumrah reacts after being ruled out of SA Test series
Premier Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the three-match Test series against South Africa, starting October 2. The right-arm pacer was ruled out of the Test series with a minor stress fracture in his lower back. He was replaced by Umesh Yadav. Bumrah, who was eager to play his debut Test at home, has reacted on his setback. Here's more.
Bumrah, who is yet to make his Test cricket debut in India, will have to wait for now. He has been the pace spearhead for India in Tests in recent times. Since his debut in 2018, Bumrah claimed 62 wickets in 12 Tests, all away from home. He was in red-hot form against West Indies and claimed 13 wickets in two Tests.
Bumrah took to Twitter and said injuries are part and parcel of the sport. He thanked everyone for the recovery wishes and said he is aiming for a comeback that's stronger than the setback.
Injuries are part parcel of the sport. Thank you for all your recovery wishes. My head is held high I am aiming for a comeback that’s stronger than the setback.🦁 pic.twitter.com/E0JG1COHrz— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) September 25, 2019
"The injury was detected during a routine radiological screening. He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA and will be monitored by the BCCI Medical Team. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Umesh Yadav as Bumrah's replacement," the BCCI said in a release. Meanwhile, Bumrah could also miss the home series against Bangladesh. That series comprises three T20Is and two Tests.
"Jasprit is out for a period of seven to eight weeks minimum. This effectively rules him out of the World Championship games against Bangladesh. He is out till the end of November. That's how his medical bulletin is at the moment," an official told PTI.