Jasprit Bumrah: Jasprit Bumrah Indian fast bowler who has been out of action for almost a year due to a serious injury while playing in a match, Jasprit Bumrah is set to make a comeback when India take on Ireland from Friday, August 18. Will play in a three-match bilateral T20 series against.
Coming back after a long journey of disappointment last year, Bumrah will have the added responsibility of leading the team along with his exceptional bowling.
Apart from a few bilateral games, the fast bowler has missed important tournaments such as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 and the World Test Championship final, but Bumrah is now back and has stated that there is no restriction on him and that he is totally healthy. Will have the ability to bowl. A welcome break for supporters before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in October-November.
Jasprit Bumrah wicket from CWC19
“You have to respect your body and give it time to recover. But what it does is makes you hungry,” he said in a press conference ahead of the first T20I against Ireland.
“I understood the moment my body recovered, I could do that little bit extra. I’m not holding back. I have had many net sessions. Not just at NCA even back home with the Gujarat team. I have no restrictions. The body feels good.”
Bumrah stressed that he remained positive throughout the rehabilitation period and was confident of coming back strong
“When your injury takes it becomes frustrating at times. But instead of having self-doubts and thinking that I won’t be able to come back.
“I respected my body. I never thought that my dark days are over or I will not be able to come back because I never thought about the future. I was looking for solutions and once the solution came, I was feeling very good that I will come back and that I will work my way up.”
While Bumrah’s return is huge news, the pacer said that he’ll keep expectations low and look to enjoy the game. When asked if Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid’s comments on his absence adds pressure on him, Bumrah maintained that he wouldn’t be stressed by someone else’s opinion.
“I respect their opinion but irrespective of whether they are good or bad, I don’t take anyone’s opinion seriously,” Bumrah said about expectations from within the camp.
“I don’t want to put myself under pressure. I don’t put unnecessary expectations on me. I am coming back after a long time, I want to enjoy it now. I’m not thinking that I have to contribute a lot or I will change everything.
“I am not keeping too much expectations on myself. I am coming to enjoy the game and the rest of the expectations are their problem, it is not mine. My job is to enjoy the game, to prepare the best I can and to keep my best foot forward.”