Jasprit Bumrah is currently the Backbone of the Indian Bowling Line-up. The news of Jasprit Bumrah being ruled out of the Upcoming T20 World Cup is spreading like fire in the Rainforest. But this story suddenly took a U-turn as BCCI’s President, Sourav Ganguly gave an interview to the Xtra Time (A digital channel in Kolkata) this Friday.

Former Skipper and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly are not yet giving up on injured India strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah turning up in Australia to participate in the T20 World Cup. Bumrah was rushed to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru from Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday to undergo scans on his back after being ruled out of the ongoing three-match T20I series against South Africa.

Jasprit Bumrah Is Not Yet Out Of The World Cup: Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. Image Credits: Twitter

The BCCI President looked concerned as he mentioned that Ace Pacer Jasprit Bumrah is not yet out of the World Cup. He also added that the final decision will be given in the next two or three days. Dada (Sourav Ganguly is Popularly referred to as Dada) is not ready to give up on Bumrah this early. He crossed his fingers while giving the statement.

Dada said, “Bumrah is not out of the World Cup yet”. The BCCI president added that he was keeping his “fingers crossed” and that a final decision could be taken in the “next two or three days”.

Sorav Ganguly’s comments come on the back of a BCCI media release earlier in the day which said Bumrah had “sustained” a back injury and was being monitored by their medical team at the NCA (National Cricket Academy).
Jasprit Bumrah India
Jasprit Bumrah. Image Credits: Twitter
While the BCCI has not put out any further detail on the nature of the injury, according to sources, Jasprit Bumrah went for a scan on his back in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. It is learned that those scans revealed a stress-related injury in his back. Keeping in mind that Bumrah had only recently recovered from a back injury which had kept him out of the Asia Cup, the Indian team’s medical staff, together with the NCA, decided to have fresh scans done in Bengaluru.
As it stands, Bumrah will be racing against time with the Indian squad departing for Australia on October 6 to prepare for the T20 World Cup. They will be in Perth until October 13 before heading to Brisbane where they are scheduled to play two practice matches against Australia and New Zealand on October 17 and 19 before moving to Melbourne to play their tournament opener against Pakistan on October 23.

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