Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has shared his opinion on the Mumbai Indians’ desire for their pace spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah, to make a comeback despite concerns about his fitness. Bumrah has been out of the cricketing scene for a prolonged period due to recurring back injuries.
With the World Test Championship scheduled to take place in June at The Oval, followed by the ODI World Cup in India, Team India would want the 29-year-old in good condition to compete in these significant tournaments.
Speaking to Sportskeeda, Chopra stated that Bumrah was first and foremost an Indian cricketer, and if he felt any discomfort, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would intervene and inform the franchise that they would not release him. According to Chopra, BCCI’s decision with respect to Bumrah’s career should be respected and adhered to by all other organizations.
Chopra emphasized the importance of Bumrah’s fitness for serving India and urged everyone not to make a mountain out of a molehill if he missed a few games for his franchise. Furthermore, Mumbai Indians would have to comply with the BCCI and assist in managing and monitoring Bumrah’s recovery process.
Chopra added that MI would undoubtedly pay attention if the BCCI intervened because Bumrah was a national treasure. Finally, Chopra explained that being fit and playing regularly was crucial for a cricketer’s development, but serving India’s best interests should be everyone’s top priority.