Jasprit Bumrah responds to disappointing injury news

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Star India pacer Jasprit Bumrah today took to social media and revealed his disappointment at being injured and missing out on participating at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Bumrah was ruled out of the four-week tournament on Monday with a back injury and will instead stay home in India while his team-mates travel Down Under for the showcase event.

The 28-year-old used his social media accounts to express the disappointment at the timing of his injury and wished his team-mates well in their quest for success in Australia.

“I am gutted that I won’t be a part of the T20 World Cup this time, but thankful for the wishes, care and support I’ve received from my loved ones,” Bumrah’s post read.

“As I recover, I’ll be cheering on the team through their campaign in Australia,” he added.

Bumrah was initially named to spearhead India’s attempt at winning a second T20 World Cup crown and his absence is expected to hamper their chances of adding to the title they won in 2007.

The BCCI are yet to name a replacement for the right-armer, although fellow seamers Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar are among the players already on standby for the tournament.

India commence their T20 World Cup campaign with a blockbuster match against arch-rival Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23.

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