‘If you stop and throw stones at…’: After being disqualified from the T20 World Cup, Bumrah responds to detractors with a cryptic post
Updates for Today
- Suryakumar drops to No. 2 in the T20I batting chart, but Rizwan reclaims the top spot in the first ODI (D/N), Lucknow on October 6, 2022.
- In the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, India’s match against South Africa is postponed due to heavy rain. It has not yet started.
- Bangladesh Women vs. Malaysia Women, Women’s Asia Cup, 11th Match, Sylhet, October 6, 2022. Bangladesh Women elected to bat.
Jasprit Bumrah, who was forced to withdraw from the T20 World Cup and the Asia Cup 2022 owing to a back ailment, has rejoined the national team after receiving rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Elimination of Jasprit Bumrah
The elimination of renowned pacer Jasprit Bumrah from the T20 World Cup on Monday dealt a serious blow to India’s hopes for the competition. A replacement would be appointed soon, the BCCI said in an official statement that acknowledged the development.
Bumrah missed the Asia Cup in 2022 as well because of a back issue, but he has since joined the national team following rehabilitation at Bengaluru’s National Cricket Academy. Prior to Australia’s cricket extravaganza, which begins on October 16, he was selected for the home T20I series versus South Africa and Australia.
T20Is versus South Africa
The pacer, who had played in the series versus Australia, was eventually ruled out of the T20Is versus South Africa. Because the news spread, a few fans criticized the cricketer over social media for being accessible for his franchise while neglecting his national obligations.
Bumrah, though, poked fun at the naysayers in a cryptic Instagram post. On Wednesday night, the pacer posted a picture to Instagram with the caption: “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
Bumrah wrote a message for the fans a day post it was announced that the pacer wouldn’t be competing in the World Cup, stating his regret over the missed opportunity.
Tweet by Bumrah
“I am gutted that I won’t be a part of the T20 World Cup this time, but thankful for the wishes, care, and support I’ve received from my loved ones. As I recover, I’ll be cheering on the team through their campaign in Australia,” Bumrah tweeted
Announcement by BCCI
Although the BCCI has not yet announced a replacement for Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar, and Mohammed Siraj continue to be the front-runners. For the South Africa T20Is, Siraj was brought in to replace Bumrah, whilst Chahar and Shami are reserved.
The announcement earlier this week that star speedster Jasprit Bumrah will be formally ruled out of the premier event due to a back ailment dealt a serious blow to India’s preparations for the forthcoming T20 World Cup. Bumrah had already missed the Asia Cup because of the same injury.
Many supporters on Twitter have been making fun of Bumrah for just being accessible for his franchise Mumbai Indians within the Indian Premier League but not for Team India ever since the pacer’s exclusion from the T20 World Cup became public.