Bumrah didn’t feature in the opening T20I against Australia with the team management deciding to give the pacer a little more time since he was returning after recovering from a back injury
India batter Suryakumar Yadav on Thursday played down concerns regarding Jasprit Bumrah’s fitness, saying there is “absolutely nothing to worry” and the pace spearhead is ready to return after recovering from his back injury.
Bumrah didn’t feature in the opening T20I against Australia with the team management deciding to give the pacer a little more time since he was returning after recovering from a back injury.
The India pacer has been out of action since the end of the England tour and also skipped the Asia Cup due to the injury.
“Actually, I am not aware of any such communication, it is not my department, you should not ask me about it (laughs). These are for physios and team management to answer.
Good team environment
“But in the team, the environment is good and all are first-class fit and ready for second T20I,” Suryakumar said during a virtual press conference when asked about Bumrah’s match fitness and also where Umesh Yadav fit in the scheme of things.
When he was pressed further on Bumrah, Suryakumar said: “Absolutely, he is ready, nothing to worry.”
India, sans Bumrah, put up a shoddy performance as they failed to defend 208 in the series opener, with the pacers going for 150 runs.
However, Suryakumar came out in defence of the bowlers. “After the last game, we didn’t have any discussion, but as you have seen, the match went on long and there was also dew. You also have to give credit to them [Australia], they kept attacking,” he said.
Rohit-DK was just ‘banter’
India skipper Rohit Sharma was quite animated in Mohali, and on one occasion, he was seen grabbing wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik after the India skipper went with his instinct for a DRS call, which saw Glenn Maxwell walking back to the pavilion.
Asked about the situation, Suryakumar said, “There is a lot of pressure on the field, so it is important to have some laughter to lighten the situation, but the focus is always there. Rohit and Dinesh know each other very well, they have been playing for so long, so they engage in banters.”
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