IPL 2019: Jasprit Bumrah’s recovery on track; to join the team in Bengaluru on Tuesday
Earlier, it was also reported that India captain Virat Kohli was worried about Bumrah.
Updated - Mar 25, 2019 5:46 pm
Jasprit Bumrah falling down on the field holding his shoulder in pain had left millions of Indian fans stunned on Sunday. He is an important part of the Indian team for the World Cup leave alone the Mumbai Indians (MI) and there was widespread concern over his fitness. He didn’t come out to bat in the game against the Delhi Capitals as well. It was also learnt that Virat Kohli was worried about his lead pacer after the injury.
Moreover, Team India physio Patrick Farhart had got in touch with the Mumbai Indians physio Nitin Patel to know the status of Bumrah’s injury. However, according to the reports in Times Now, the fast bowler is recovering well and is on track to play in the next game it seems.
He had stayed back in Mumbai itself as the franchise assessed his injury while the rest of the team left for Bengaluru on Monday. But now Bumrah will join the team on Tuesday ahead of their next game against the RCB.
MI lost their first game again
Mumbai Indians (MI) have not won their opening game of the season since 2012 and the infamous record continued this time as well. They conceded the match by 37 runs to the Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede stadium on Sunday while chasing a mammoth total of 214 runs. Rishabh Pant was their nemesis who slammed an unbeaten 78 off just 27 balls with seven fours and as many sixes.
In the chase, only Yuvraj Singh batted well and scored a half-century but none of the other batsmen could support him. Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya hung around but that was not enough for the three-time champions. They next face the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Chinnaswamy stadium now and it will be interesting to see who gets off the mark in the season as both the teams have lost their respective first match.