Having been diagnosed with the lower back pain that has kept him out of the game since September, pacemakers Jasprit Bumrah He just did what he was told to do by the interested people.
The bowler took a break and, all following the instructions, went to England to meet with specialists.
He returned home in October and went through a phase of rehabilitation that included treatment, fitness, strength training and a possible return to bowling in the networks, a road map designed for the return of the player.
Jasprit Bumrah Followed The Instructions
“At no time did Bumrah act on his own. He was asked to report on Visakhapatnam and bowl in the nets, which he did. He was asked to travel from Visakhapatnam to the NCA in Bangalore, which he did as instructed. The NCA told him that they could not conduct his fitness test and asked him to return to Mumbai, which he did. The decisions were not his,” sources told.
Bumrah is back to full fitness and ‘match-ready’ is good news for the Indians Cricket watchers. “Whatever the controversy, the bowler needs to be left out of it. He’s 24 years old and a prized asset for Indian Cricket. People should keep their egos aside and work towards his progress, not create a controversy,” said sources.
So why didn’t Bumrah go to the NCA before? That’s the answer to the BCCI. “It is never the Cricket er’s decision. A player will only do what he’s told to do. If Rahul (Dravid) saw no point in NCA conducting Bumrah’s fitness, he should tell the same thing to BCCI and it is for them to understand,” said sources.