- Dec 11, 2023
- Oct 10, 2022
Jasprit Bumrah is not be playing the second ODI against Australia in Indore. With a lead 0f 1-0 already in the series, India will miss the services of its premier pacer. It has been the second time in the month that the star pacer has taken a leave during the scheduled matches. The decision of Bumrah and the Indian management has led to a lot of questions from the fans.
The Indian cricket board announced the news by taking it to X (Formerly known as Twitter). In its statement, the Indian cricket board mentioned that Bumrah did not travel with the Indian team for the second ODI against Australia in Indore. The board confirmed that Bumrah went to visit his family by taking a short break from the team. Mukesh Kumar has been called as the replacement of Bumrah for the match.
“UPDATE: Mr Jasprit Bumrah did not travel with the team to Indore for the 2nd ODI against Australia. He has gone to visit his family and was given a short break by the team management. Fast bowler Mukesh Kumar has joined the team as Bumrah’s replacement for the 2nd ODI. Bumrah will join the team for the final ODI in Rajkot. #TeamIndia | #INDvAUS | @IDFCFIRSTBank,” said the Indian cricket board in its statement.
Earlier this month, Bumrah flew back to India during the 2023 Asia Cup, as he was expecting the birth of his child. The fast bowler missed the match against Nepal and returned to the squad for the Super 4 stage matches. Since India will not be getting much free time for the next month, Bumrah decided to spend some time with his family.
India won the first ODI in Mohali and have a lead in the series currently. The fans are disappointed with the decision of Bumrah, as he did not travel with the team to Indore for an important match against Australia, which would have been a good opportunity for India to seal the series.
Here’s how the fans reacted to the news –
Movie ke pehle mukesh
Aur injury replacement mei mukesh constant hai
— Sindhi Chhokro (@Piyush_seerwani) September 24, 2023
Bumrah’s rest is understood. But, what’s special in Mukesh Kumar.
It’s like restaurant doesn’t have Shahi Paneer then they’re replacing it with Aloo-Baingan.
— CHARLIE (@CharlieGulshan) September 24, 2023
This Mukesh guy again 😭
— Sohel. (@SohelVkf) September 24, 2023
Good For him
don’t take risks before worldcup
good to control workload
— Andleeb Akhtar (@mr_akhtar_17) September 24, 2023
Ab ye Mukesh kon hai?😭
— जौली ♡☾ (@blackbindigirl) September 24, 2023
What? Informing us just before the game?
— Satya Prakash (@Satya_Prakash08) September 24, 2023
Bhai ye mukesh mei aisa kya hai jo har baar team mei aajata hai?
— Abhishek (@be_mewadi) September 24, 2023
Bhai kitne annual leaves bachi hai aur? World cup ke beech mein bhi loge kya? If so, how many days and during which matches?
— Akhilesh (@akhileshutup) September 24, 2023
‘I am on national duties so everything else can wait,’ says new father MS Dhoni
— Hussain (@imhussy92) September 24, 2023
Mukesh in place of Bumrah is like Alto replacing Audi.
— Shubman Gang (@ShubmanGang) September 24, 2023