Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav
Jasprit Bumrah. Credits: BCCI Twitter

After an impeccable show in West Indies, Jasprit Bumrah looked all set to rip South Africa Team apart in his home country. However, unfortunately, Jasprit Bumrah has to wait to play his first Test in Indian conditions, as he sustained an injury to his lower back.

On Tuesday, the Indian cricket team were dealt with a major blow ahead of the home Test series versus South Africa. India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the three-match Test series, which will be India’s next assignment in the ICC Test Championship, due to minor stress in his lower back.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. Credit: Getty Images

I am aiming for a comeback – Jasprit Bumrah

After missing out, the fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took to social media panel to thank the fans for their messages for a quick recovery. However, he accepted the fact that injuries are a part and parcel of the game. Further, he promised fans that he would make a strong comeback, which will be stronger than a setback.

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Digging into his tweet, it read “Injuries are part & parcel of the sport. Thank you for all your recovery wishes. My head is held high & I am aiming for a comeback that’s stronger than the setback.”

Jasprit Bumrah has been phenomenal in recent times and was more than impressive in the Test series against West Indies. Bumrah was India’s wrecker-in-chief as he picked 13 wickets at an average of just 9.23 in the recently concluded 2-match Test series.

He has featured in 12 Test matches so far, in which he has scalped 62 wickets at an average of 19.24, thus becoming the linchpin of the Indian bowling unit. Jasprit Bumrah has risen up the ranks at a rapid pace in the longest format and reiterated his position as a top bowler in the world.

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Umesh Yadav has been named as Bumrah’s replacement for the 3-match Test series. Umesh last played a Test in 2018 at Perth against Australia. The opening Test between India and South Africa will be played in Visakhapatnam on October 2nd.


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