Jasprit Bumrah is not a greedy cricketer: Ashish Nehra
Nehra also remarked that there was no pressure on Bumrah to return.
Updated - Aug 11, 2018 7:17 pm
The ongoing India tour to England has generated a lot of interest due to the competitive atmosphere. The first Test at Edgbaston was a nail-biting affair with the hosts registering a 30-run victory. While the Indian bowling line-up is missing the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, their performance was at par.
The duo of Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami stepped up with some phenomenal bowling. Former Indian pacer turned commentator Ashish Nehra praised the current Indian bowlers for their efforts. He further lauded Bumrah for not hurrying into the Test squad as he hadn’t recovered fully. The cricketer who was injury prone all his career is of the opinion that attaining complete fitness was the right way to go.
There is no pressure on Bhuvi and Bumrah to return quickly
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was India’s man of the tournament on the previous tour as he delivered both with bat and ball. On the other hand, Bumrah displayed his effectiveness in the longer format in the South African series where he picked 14 wickets. However, after the brilliant bowling performance at Edgbaston, Nehra feels that there wasn’t much pressure on the duo to return into the playing XI.
“We have been doing quite well. Bhuvi got injured, Bumrah is not there too, but there is no pressure on them to return quickly. The BCCI, the team management and the National Cricket Academy’s are all keeping a track and helping the bowlers,” he was quoted as saying by Midday.
Bumrah is not greedy
On any other occasion, bowlers would’ve risked a niggle in a bid to not miss a Test match, especially at Lord’s. However, Jasprit Bumrah didn’t which was highly appreciated by the former Indian bowler. He asserted that not playing the game will allow him to recover quickly and gain 100% fitness before the next Test.
“The player knows best. I am happy that Bumrah is not playing the Lord’s Test as it will give him more rest to recover quickly. He is not greedy. The team management is helping in that,” Nehra said.