Excited to see how Bumrah is going to come back, says Lakshmipathy Balaji
Former India pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji says he's "excited to see how Jasprit Bumrah will come back" into the Indian team ahead of the World Cup in India.
Last time Bumrah bowled for India was in September of last year. He had recovered from a back stress fracture only to be ruled out again. So much so that he needed surgery in New Zealand in March.
With much expectation around his return to the team, he has finally gone for Ireland as captain of the India side. India will play three Twenty20 Internationals against Ireland.
"Any back surgery will have a few hiccups here and there." However, that is the most you can do.
If it has not healed after conservative treatment and you have the option of having surgery and then returning, this is the final stage… So, everything would be new (for him), and when he returns, there will be obstacles, but that is what motivates people to achieve better," Balaji said here on Tuesday.
The 41-year-old lauded Mohammed Siraj and predicted that he would be chosen for the World Cup.
"Siraj has performed admirably. Siraj has performed admirably in white-ball cricket in recent years.
So it's up to the selection committee and team management to decide. But this time, we have a very excellent chance of winning the World Cup!"