Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2022 due to a back injury, the BCCI announced on Monday. The star bowler on Tuesday said that he will be cheering for the team through their campaign in Australia.
The 28-year-old missed the Asia Cup this year because of the back injury. He was ruled out of the T20I series against South Africa fter complaining of pain during practice. He was taken for scans in Trivandrum and then sent to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for a detailed prognosis of the issue.
However, on Monday, the BCCI said that Bumrah will not take part in the T20 World Cup, which will take place in Australia.
“The BCCI Medical team has ruled out Team India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad. The decision was taken following a detailed assessment and in consultation with the specialists,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.
A day later, the player tweeted that he is gutted.
“I am gutted that I won’t be a part of the T20 World Cup this time, but thankful for the wishes, care and support I’ve received from my loved ones. As I recover, I’ll be cheering on the team through their campaign in Australia,” Bumrah tweeted.
While the BCCI will be naming a replacement for Bumrah in the squad for the marquee tournament soon, one among Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar will make it to the main squad. Jammu and Kashmir pacer Umran Malik is expected to be named in the stand by list, PTI reported.
Bumrah has had a history of back problem due to his slinging unorthodox front-on action which puts a lot of load on his back.
He was ruled out for three months in 2019 also with a minor stress fracture but this time, it could well be a case of at least four to six months of no show.
This year, Bumrah has played only 5 games each in three formats apart from 14 games for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.