Jasprit Bumrah hints at early comeback after avoiding surgery for back injury

first_imgIndia pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Tuesday took to social media to delight his fans by posting an update about his comeback from a back injury.Jasprit Bumrah missed the South Africa Tests after it was found he suffered a fracture in the lower back. Bumrah was expected to be on the sidelines for a long time but India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun confirmed that the pacer would be back “sooner than later”.Bharat Arun also said Bumrah does not need surgery. Notably, the in-form fast bowler had gone to the UK for consultations about the injury with National Cricket Academy’s chief physio, Ashish Kaushik.Bumrah posted an image of himself from a gym session and wrote, “coming soon” as caption.Coming soon! pic.twitter.com/Nhrsusny1LJasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) October 29, 2019Bumrah is expected to be back for India’s next major assignment — tour to New Zealand between January and February 2020.”Despite our best efforts, there can be no guarantees. We expect Bumrah to be back sooner than later, hopefully in time for the New Zealand Test series that is our next big challenge,” Bharat Arun had said.Bumrah was not named for the upcoming 2-Test series against Bangladesh in November. Umesh Yadav, who replaced him for the Test series against South Africa, retained his place in the squad.In Bumrah’s absence, Umesh Yadav stepped up and delivered as the Vidarbha pacer along with Mohammed Shami caused a lot of problems for South Africa during their historic 3-0 whitewash.Also Read | Team India likely to train indoors for 1st T20I vs Bangladesh due to poor air quality in DelhiAlso See:advertisementlast_img

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