Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s ouster from 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, comes as a huge setback for the Indian team as the ICC T20 World Cup begins on October 16. Bumrah’s ouster from the team means one of the two fast bowlers on standby: Mohammad Shami or Deepak Chahar will get a chance to play in the T20 World Cup in Australia.
As Bumrah trended on Twitter, an old video of Shoaib Akhtar’s interview with Sports Tak has gone viral on social media, where the Pakistan legend explained how bowlers with frontal action will end up having back problems.
“Bowlers with frontal bowling action use their back and shoulders to generate pace. Mine was a side-on – which compensated (for the pressure exerted on back). Remember, when a bowler with a frontal action encounters back trouble, try as hard you may but it will never leave you alone (once it starts troubling). Ian Bishop, Shane Bond, Brumah – all frontal bowlers encountered this issue,” Akhtar told.
“Bumrah now has to think about this – he played a match, took off, recuperate, went into rehabilitation. Now, he will have to be managed well. You cannot risk him anymore – he will break down if you play him in all matches. Play him three matches and give him rest”, he added.