Ahead of the upcoming fourth Test against England, pacer Jasprit Bumrah was relieved from India’s squad due to personal reasons, and now it has come to the knowledge that the bowler has asked for some days off as he is getting married.
As per BCCI, Bumrah made a request to the team management to be released from the squad citing personal reasons.
Hence, the fast bowler has been relieved of national duties. Bumrah bowled only six overs in the first innings in the pink-ball Test at Motera stadium with any wickets. However, no one will be brought in his place for the final Test of the series.
NEWS – Jasprit Bumrah released from India’s squad
Jasprit Bumrah made a request to BCCI to be released from India’s squad ahead of the fourth Test owing to personal reasons.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 27, 2021
“He informed the BCCI that he is getting married and has taken the leave to help in preparations for the big day,” the source said. The 27-year-old Bumrah played two Tests in the ongoing four-match series against England and he returned with four wickets.
Bumrah was rested for the second Test against England at Chennai and he returned wicketless in the third Test as spinners did a majority of the work.
The pacer has also been rested for the upcoming five-match T20I series against England in order to do proper workload management.
India is 2-1 up in the four-match Test series against England and if the hosts win or draw the last match, then they would qualify for the finals of the World Test Championship.
Jasprit Bumrah will not only miss the 4th test starting from Thursday but will also be rested from the 5 Match T20 and 3 Match ODI Series against England. According to the available information, Bumrah will now only be seen in action in IPL 2021 where he spearheads’ Mumbai Indians bowling attack.