Jasprit Bumrah has received a timely warning from former India fast bowler Lakshmipathy Balaji as the latter prepares to make his much anticipated comeback to competitive cricket.
When the three-match T20I series between India and Ireland begins this week, all eyes will be on Jasprit Bumrah. The second-string Indian team has picked Jasprit Bumrah as its captain and included him in the roster. He will resume his activities after almost a year.
Since September of last year, Jasprit Bumrah has not participated in an international game for Team India. Before being sidelined with a back ailment, he last played in the home T20I series against Australia. At the beginning of the year, the team selected the great pacer for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, but he withdrew due to new back pain.
He had to have surgery in New Zealand in March before moving to the National Cricket Academy for in-depth recovery. Currently ready to represent India and make his comeback to international cricket, the bowler will don the Indian shirt. On Friday, August 18, India and Ireland will play their first T20I match.
On Jasprit Bumrah’s return, Lakshmipathy Balaji says:
With just a few days till Jasprit Bumrah’s return match, Lakshmipathy Balaji has spoken out about the difficulties a player encounters following surgery. The former cricketer began by pointing out that Jasprit Bumrah’s comeback would not be easy because everything would be fresh.
Any back surgery will see a few minor setbacks here and there. However, that is the most you can achieve. The final stage of conservative healing is if it has not healed and you have the option of having surgery, which you should do and then return to. Therefore, everything would be new to him, and returning will provide hurdles, but that is what motivates people to do better, according to Balaji, who was quoted by Sportstar.
Sanju Samson, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, and Avesh Khan are all in the Indian team for the T20Is against Ireland.