Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian cricket team, provided a clear explanation regarding the absence of Jasprit Bumrah from the squad. Bumrah has been struggling with a back injury. And as a result, has been on the sidelines for an extended period. He recently underwent surgery in New Zealand for further treatment.
It is worth noting that the Men in Blue suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Australia in Visakhapatnam during the second ODI of the three-match series. Following the loss, Rohit Sharma was questioned about Bumrah ‘s prolonged absence at the post-match press conference. In addition, the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, and Shardul Thakur, among others, have stepped up for the team in the absence of the speedster.
What Rohit Sharma has to say
“(Jasprit) Bumrah has been absent for more than eight months now. The guys and the team are very much used to it. It is very hard to fill Bumrah’s shoes. We all know that; he is a quality bowler but now that is not been available for us. Let’s not just keep thinking about that,”
“We have to move ahead and guys have taken the responsibility pretty well (Mohammed) Siraj, (Mohammed) Shami, Shardul (Thakur). We have got Umran and Jaydev (Unadkat) as well,”
Rohit Sharma further added.
India Vs Australia 2nd ODI
The dominant Australian cricket team enjoyed a splendid outing, thanks to the impressive performance of pacer Mitchell Starc, who executed a demolition job. Rohit Sharma and his team were limited to a paltry score of 117 runs. As Starc claimed an impressive five-wicket haul.
In reply, Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head delivered commanding performances, scoring 66* off 36 balls and 51* off 30 respectively, to take the visiting team to the finish line. With this comprehensive win, the Australian cricket team leveled the three-match ODI series 1-1. The series decider is scheduled to take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday, March 22.
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