Jasprit Bumrah. Photo- Getty
Jasprit Bumrah. Photo- Getty

The Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah made his comeback during the three-match T20I series against Australia after missing more than two months of play with a knee injury.

Bumrah recorded one for 23 in the second T20I, but he let up 50 runs and didn’t get a wicket in the third.

The top bowler could need some time to regain his optimum performance, according to former India selector Saba Karim, who was speaking before India’s three-match series against South Africa.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Getty Images)

Saba Karim Shows His Faith In Jasprit Bumrah

“I can understand that he’s coming back after a long layoff and may take some time to settle down but let’s not get carried away, Jasprit Bumrah in all the games that he will play will be extremely effective – so that may not happen.

Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Getty Images)
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Getty Images)

Having said that, I do believe Jasprit Bumrah, the kind of bowling combination they have right now, and Harshal Patel also, both of them can come good at the right time for India,” Speaking exclusively on Sports18’s daily sports news programme “Sports Over The Top,” Karim made the statement.

Jasprit Bumrah Has Faith In His Skills And Abilities: Saba Karim

Karim noted that T20 is a game of margins and added that pacers can find it difficult to continuously bowl well. He concluded by saying that a player should have confidence in his talent and skills. 

“At times we just tend to get carried away and want pace bowlers to deliver in a very effective manner in all the T20 formats – it is not going to happen. The entire format is based so much on unpredictability.

So, in one game you may have a very good outing, second game some of the batters may get after you. What is more important is that particular bowler is supposed to have faith in his skill and abilities. So, one can see that in Jasprit Bumrah,” he added. 

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah PC- twitter

Due to “back soreness,” Bumrah sat out of the opening T20I against South Africa. 

India ultimately prevailed by eight wickets to take a 1-0 series lead. 

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