Jasprit Bumrah's captaincy during the fifth and final Test against England got mixed reviews.

Jasprit Bumrah’s captaincy during the fifth and final Test against England got mixed reviews. He was told to lead the side after Rohit Sharma failed to recover from COVID-19. The pacer took 5 wickets in the match and scored an unbeaten 32 runs in the first innings.

His field placements were impressive, and although the visitors lost the match, his overall captaincy was rated well by experts and former cricketers. However, Karsan Gharvi was not in Bumrah’s favor. 

The former India pacer, who took 452 wickets from 159 First-Class matches for Mumbai and Saurashtra, said that a fast bowler needs to take care of several aspects of the game, and the added responsibility on Bumrah, who had never led any team in the past, was not the right choice to captain India in England.

“Bumrah has never captained any team. Forget about a Ranji Trophy team; he has not even led a club side. Look, a captain needs to take care of a lot of things. Rahul Dravid and other coaches must have discussed plans in the dressing room, but when the players go onto the field, the captain must execute them. Bumrah couldn’t do that,” he told Mid-Day.

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