Injuries are getting frequent these days in the Indian dressing room despite the advancement in facilities. Bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah sustained a back issue last year, which forced him out of the team on several occasions before the 29-year-old opted for surgery that will see him miss the IPL and WTC finals.
In the latest developments, there are reports that the apex cricketing board of India have barred the Indian management, including head coach Rahul Dravid, the selectors from contacting the MI star, and only NCA chief VVS Laxman has been assigned as the sole representative to be in touch with Jasprit and take regular updates from him.
Notably, Bumrah recently underwent surgery in New Zealand, following which there were only speculations that he would return to the team before the World Cup, but no official comment has been made on his return date. A source from the BCCI confirmed the news of Laxman being the only person allowed to speak to Bumrah.
“Several people in BCCI are not aware of his injury. Only VVS Laxman, the NCA director, is allowed to speak to him along the physios. Even the selection committee has been told that they will be updated about Bumrah’s injury in a short time.”