Rinku Singh and Jasprit Bumrah
Rinku Singh and Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credits: Twitter)

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Legendary Sri Lankan bowler Chaminda Vaas feels that ace Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah can’t play all three formats of the game due to his unique action. Chaminda Vaas stressed that Jasprit Bumrah should plan his career by identifying the most suitable formats for him.

Jasprit Bumrah returned to action during the T20I series against Ireland after an 11-month injury layoff. The right-arm pacer returned to the ODI squad for the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 and also secured his place in India’s provisional squad for the ODI World Cup 2023 at home.

We Must Protect Jasprit Bumrah – Chaminda Vaas

Chaminda Vaas emphasized the importance of protecting players like Jasprit Bumrah with unique actions and suggested that they should not play in all formats.

“Players like Bumrah have a unique action, and we must protect individuals of such calibre. They can’t play in all formats. We need to identify the suitable format and manage their participation accordingly,” Vaas said.

Bumrah suffered a back injury during the T20I series against Australia in September last year. The 29-year-old underwent successful surgery in New Zealand on his lower back earlier this year. His presence will be crucial for him to end India’s decade-long ICC Trophy drought.

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I’m Sure That They Will Go All Out – Chaminda Vaas

The 49-year-old praised Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, acknowledging their exceptional performances in the last decade. Vaas expressed confidence that both players would give their best to help the team win the World Cup.

“We all know that Virat is a special player and the way he performed in the last decade is extraordinary. Even Rohit… I’m pretty sure that they will give their 100 per cent playing for India. All the fans are waiting to see these two performing. And I’m sure that they will go all out trying to do well for India,” said Vaas.

Rohit Sharma was the leading run-getter in the 2019 World Cup, scoring 648 runs with an average of 81 and a strike rate of 98.33. He smashed a record-breaking five centuries in the tournament. Virat Kohli scored 443 runs in nine innings with an average of 55.38 in the World Cup.