Reetinder Singh Sodhi, a former all-rounder for India, believes that it would be a major setback for the Indian national team if veteran bowler Jasprit Bumrah is unable to participate in the next Twenty20 World Cup in 2022 due to injury.
In the course of a conversation on India News Sports, he brought up the point that it would be extremely difficult for a new pacer to take the position of someone like Bumrah in the showcase competition. According to Sodhi, the fast bowler has been an important component for the Men in Blue in Twenty20 cricket.
What did Reetinder Singh Sodhi say about Jasprit Bumrah?
He made the argument that Bumrah is highly successful in the shortest format because of the dread factor that he inflicts on the minds of the opponent. He did this by pointing out that Bumrah is very effective. Sodhi said:
“India would suffer a significant disadvantage as a result of Jasprit Bumrah’s absence. Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, and Prasidh Krishna are just a few examples of successful players. However, it would be extremely difficult to replace the services of Jasprit Bumrah, especially for the Twenty20 World Cup. It will be a letdown if he is unable to get fit in time for the World Cup. His four overs are really important since the batsmen on the other side don’t try to take any risks against him.”
Because of his back ailment, Jasprit Bumrah is not going to be able to participate in the next Asia Cup in 2022. At this time, he is participating in the rehabilitation program that is being offered at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
During the same meeting, former India cricketer and selector Saba Karim noted that the team management is aware of the possibility that Bumrah would not be available for selection in the next few months.
He added that this is the reason why the Indian thought tank has been giving its young fast bowlers a continuous opportunity. On the other hand, Karim claimed that even if there are several good pacers in the nation, the loss of Bumrah would undoubtedly be detrimental to Rohit Sharma and his team.