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IPL 2019: Another injury scare for Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah

The mega event ICC World Cup will begin from 30th May.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Ever since the start of Indian Premier League 2019, there have been concerns about injuries to any star player who will be in the ICC World Cup squad. There is a hardly two-week gap between the IPL and the World Cup, and it was advised that important players are rested in the franchise T20 tournament for unimportant games.

India’s best bet in the bowling department for the World Cup is Jasprit Bumrah, who is also very prone to injuries. After hurting himself in the first match of the season against Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi capitals at the Wankhede Stadium, Bumrah, one of the best death bowlers in the world, was seen with a black spot around his right eye during Saturday’s game between Mumbai and Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

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Sources have said that the black spot was a result of a ball hitting Bumrah during practice. “He was hit by a ball during training. Luckily, the balls used for fielding are slightly softer and it was just a bruise and there was no serious impact on the eye,” the source said as quoted by The Quint.

Team India physio is in touch with Mumbai Indians physio 

Bumrah is so integral to Kohli’s India set-up, that any fall on the ground makes everyone panic. India physio Patrick Farhat had immediately contacted MI physio Nitin Patel to check on the status of Bumrah’s injury after MI’s first game of the season, even though it was just a shoulder spasm. The team management didn’t let him come out to bat that day as a precautionary measure.

“He was fit and it was just a case of shoulder spasm, nothing serious at all. He is an integral part of both Team India and Mumbai Indians and with the World Cup around the corner, the management felt it was best to keep him away from the batting crease,” the source said.

The mega event ICC World Cup will begin from 30th May.

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