Jasprit Bumrah in ‘auto-heal’ mode; to be assessed after Diwali
When asked why was Bumrah sent to the UK if his back was recovering, the source said the team management did not want to take any chance.
Updated - Oct 26, 2019 10:41 am
While Indian bowlers had a happy time demolishing South Africa in a three-match Test series at home recently, one of the members of India’s pace battery was absent. Jasprit Bumrah, arguably the country’s best paceman at the moment, missed the party because of back stress that ruled him out of the series just before it began.
The fans were looking forward to the ace bowler making debut in the long format at home but it was not to be. He was not picked for the upcoming twin series (T20Is and Tests) against Bangladesh as well which means his home debut in Tests remains postponed.
However, Bumrah is already back on his toes and recovering well. The 25-year-old started doing light running and warm-up exercises and will undergo an assessment at the National Cricket Academy after Diwali while physiotherapist Nitin Patel will keep a close watch.
‘Jasprit Bumrah on auto-heal mode’
A source, who is aware of Bumrah’s recovery progress, said the doctors in the UK were pleased with the cricketer’s condition and he has been put on an auto-mode heal and will not require 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,” New Indian Express quoted the source as saying.
When asked why was Bumrah sent to the UK if his back was recovering, the source said the team management did not want to take any chance. “The team management felt that there was no need to take a chance with him as there is the New Zealand tour and the World T20 next year and he needs to be 100 per cent fit,” the source added.
India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun also said in a recent interview that Bumrah doesn’t need surgery and hoped that he is back into the side before India embark on yet another tour – of New Zealand between January and March next year. India have rested regular captain Virat Kohli for the upcoming Bangladesh series as part of the team management’s policy of managing the players’ workload in order to avoid injuries.