Jasprit Bumrah was officially banned from the T20 World Cup 2022 on Monday. The BCCI confirmed the news via a press release. It is worth noting that Bumrah had already left the Indian squad and went to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru to recover from his back injury. There was already speculation that the aaspacer would miss this year’s mega event in Australia and BCCI confirmed the same on Monday. Bumrah’s absence comes as a major blow to India, whose pacesetters are already off their beat for the T20 extravaganza.
Fans on social media reacted quickly when BCCI confirmed the news that Bumrah would miss the World Cup on Monday.
Check out some reactions here:
— Chaitanya (@Chaitanya_CM21) October 3, 2022
Big setback for team India. pic.twitter.com/FTrCyle9NS
— RJ Raja (@rajaduraikannan) October 3, 2022
Almost the whole world knows he will not travel to Australia…
But I still see some cricket experts expressing their shock/sadness after the BCCI announcement today…
Not sure, what’s the agenda for them?#JaspritBumrah
— Ordinary man (@girikaalan) October 3, 2022
World Cup jeetne ki aas hi tutt gyi Aaj do you miss our captain #JaspritBumrah
— Jaspreet Singh (@Jaspree03888439) October 3, 2022
BCCI: We confirm that Jasprit Bumrah is out of the T20 World Cup.
Disappointed cricket lovers: pic.twitter.com/pvl3C0vZMV
— #@mA (@rishu_1809) October 3, 2022
Pace and accuracy matter #Australia pitches
— Ram(@itsme_rrr9438) October 3, 2022
— Shahid Raza Khan (@ShahidRK999) October 3, 2022
Get ready for the 2023 World Cup BOOM BOOM! You wear a lot of makeup.
This news is highly anticipated but both Ganguly and Dravid have made misleading statements that his injury has not been confirmed WHY? @BCCI transparency is sometimes annoying #JaspritBumrah #Bumrah https://t.co/FNRt8FvO4l
— Balakrishna Nandigam (@imkrishh) October 3, 2022
— Rohit Pandey (@mniROHIT) October 3, 2022
— The Cricket Girl (@SonamGupta007) October 3, 2022
Bumrah had made his return to India’s playing XI in the second T20I against Australia in September. He had made a comeback to the national team after missing more than two months of action due to his back injury.
Bumrah underwent recovery in NCA, Bengaluru, but was only able to play two games on his return, with the third T20I against Australia being his last game.
He then missed the first T20I against the Proteas and the BCCI later named Mohammed Siraj as his replacement, while also confirming his injury.
The return was also mediocre for Bumrah in terms of performance as the second T20I saw him register numbers of 1 for 23 in two overs and the second game saw him leak 50 runs for no wicket in 4 overs.