Jasprit Bumrah, India’s ace fast bowler, has been ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 due to a stress fracture on his back. The 28-year-old fast bowler could be out of action for months with the injury. Bumrah is one of the best fast bowlers in modern cricket and the heavy load on his body with too much cricket will make him injury-prone.
Jeff Thomson, one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, has stated that Bumrah cannot afford to play all three formats. Thomson added that Bumrah needs to know which of the three formats he wants to give up to extend his career.
The Crowd Wants Jasprit Bumrah To Play White Ball Cricket – Jeff Thomson
“The crowd wants him to play white ball cricket and comes to the stadium to see him bowl in white ball cricket. It is just 60 balls (ODI) or 24 balls (T20) depending on which format he plays. In Test cricket, he needs to bowl 15 overs in a day. You can well understand which formats he needs to play to prolong his career. And with World Cups every year, white ball formats are no less important,” said Thomson.
“Bumrah puts too much weight on his body and because he plays all formats, he is bound to get injured. It is now upon him to decide what he wants to do,” Thomson added.
Jasprit Bumrah can’t play all formats – Jeff Thomson
The 72-year-old believes that Jasprit Bumrah cannot continue to play all three formats of the game. He said, “That he can’t play all formats is evident to everyone because of the number of times he is getting injured. It is up to him to decide how he can carry on serving India for longer. This is a reasoned call and not an emotional call.”
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