'Toh abhi tak Ludo khel rha tha kya ye' - Fans fume as Jasprit Bumrah might travel to New Zealand for back surgery

It will be a huge blow for the Indian team because of this surgery, he might miss out of the World Test Championship final.

Rohit Kumar
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Jasprit Bumrah (Source - Twitter)

Jasprit Bumrah (Source - Twitter)

Indian team's premium fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is struggling with a back injury for a long time. Due to his injury, he was ruled out of Asia Cup 2022 and also missed out on the 20-20 World Cup in the same year. Now, another bad news has come for the fans, who are hoping for Bumrah's comeback.

Now, it seems that fans who are expecting Bumrah's return may have to wait for some more time. Considering the upcoming 2023 ODI World Cup, Bumrah will undergo back surgery. After this surgery, he will have to stay away from cricket for at least 20-24 weeks. Bumrah doesn’t want to miss the major tournament which will take place in India this year.

According to the Cricbuzz, The 29-year-old will reportedly travel to New Zealand to get rid of his back injury. However, it will be a huge blow for the Indian team because of this surgery as he might miss out on the World Test Championship final. He might also miss the entire season of the Indian T20 League. For this surgery of Bumrah, the Indian Cricket Board and the NCA have selected the famous Kiwi surgeon, Rowan Schouten. Before this, he had worked on Jofra Archer and James Pattinson.

Bumrah is out of action since September 2022

Mumbai will miss his services in the upcoming edition of the Indian T20 League. Mumbai is looking to make a comeback after having a disastrous tournament last year. The five-time Champions failed to make it to the playoffs of the event and finished last in the points table. Mumbai fans will also miss the opportunity to see a deadly combo of English pacer Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah.

Notably, Bumrah is out of cricket since September 2022. He last represented India against Australia on September 25, and since then, he is rehabilitating at National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Since his debut, Bumrah has been India’s go-to bowler in all formats. He was set to join the team last month against Sri Lanka but failed to recover in time and missed the home season against Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka.

Here’s how fans reacted:

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