Ravi Shastri warned Team India about Bumrah’s return, said- ‘Haste may have to be heavy’

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New Delhi: Former Indian captain and head coach Ravi Shastri has warned the Indian team not to rush into the inclusion of Jasprit Bumrah in the national team in a World Cup year. Bumrah, who is recovering from a serious back injury, is reportedly set to make a comeback during India’s tour of Ireland in August.

Team India got a big relief when the reports said that Jasprit Bumrah may soon return to the national team. The star pacer is reportedly set to make a comeback during India’s tour of Ireland ahead of this year’s Asia Cup.

Ravi Shastri gave this warning

Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri gave his candid opinion on the subject and suggested that India should avoid rushing Bumrah into the squad. He cited the example of Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Afridi, who made an early return to the national team during the T20 World Cup last year. Bumrah missed last year’s T20 World Cup after making an early comeback in the Australia series in the lead-up to the ICC mega event.

Ravi Shastri said this

Talking to The Week, Ravi Shastri said that “He (Bumrah) is a very important cricketer. But if you rush him for the World Cup, you may lose him after four months like Shaheen Afridi. So there is a fine line, and there is a need to think about it.

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Bumrah out of the team for a long time

Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been running out of Team India for a long time and is working on his fitness. He has not played a match since September last year. Bumrah suffered a back injury after which he also underwent surgery. Due to this, he was also not a part of World Test Championship Final 2023, IPL 2023 and T20 World Cup 2022.

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