Jasprit Bumrah was not able to make it to the squad in the Asia Cup 2022, as he was suffering from a back injury. The missing of this Lethal Fast Bowler has rendered a poor Bowling Indian Line-up in this Asia Cup. And this could also be the reason the Indian Cricket Team is not able to make it to even finals of the Asia Cup 2022.
The Men In Blue faired poorly in the Super 4 stage of the tournament and could not even manage to go beyond the Super Four stage. Indian Cricket Team lost their two consecutive matches against Babar Azam’s Pakistan and Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka have defeated Pakistan in the nail-biter of an event to get crowned the Champions in the Asian Sub-continent.
Absence Of Jasprit Bumrah Hurts Indian Team: Rohit Sharma
Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma in the press conference expressed that Jasprit Bumrah is an attacking option and his absence hurt the Indian team to a large extent. Rohit also hinted at the failure of the Indian Team in the Asia Cup in this press conference. Rohit Sharma said, “Bumrah is a very important player. The way he has performed over the last few years has been fantastic. He is an attacking bowler and if such a bowler isn’t a part of the team, it doesn’t go well for the team.”
Rohit Sharma’s statement clearly shows how important Jasprit Bumrah is to the Indian Team. With 300+ Wickets in International Cricket for India, Jasprit Bumrah is the go-to Bowler for the Captain whenever an adverse situation arises in the game. The death-over specialist not only takes wickets at a crucial time of the game but also bowls at a great economy.
Bumrah’s economy in T20 internationals is 6.46. Being a death-over bowler and having an economy of less than 7 is none less than an achievement. And his ability to bowl and execute perfect yorkers gives him an edge over the batsmen. There is no doubt that currently, Bumrah is the best bowler in the world.
Rohit Sharma was relieved as Bumrah was making a come-back to the Indian Squad in the series against Australia, right before the World Cup 2022. “Good to have Bumrah back and I hope he stays fit and bowls as fast as he can, which he normally does,” Rohit Sharma added to his statement.