India made an incredible comeback in the five-match Test series against England by winning the second Test match by 106 runs. India’s standout player was bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who took nine wickets in the entire game. He destroyed the backbone of England’s batting order with a six-fer in the first innings. Furthermore, Bumrah created history by being the first bowler to occupy the top spot in all forms of the ICC rankings.
Former Indian opener akash chopra while speaking on his YouTube channel, he stated that jasprit bumrah He will not be rested for the third Test match starting on February 15. Chopra called Bumrah a national asset and added that they will keep him in cotton. Chopra further added that it is not easy to take a break as a cricketer, but if Bumrah wants, he can also take a break during the Indian Premier League.
I would say that he will not rest at all – Aakash Chopra on Jasprit Bumrah
Aakash Chopra said: “I would say he won’t rest at all. Honestly, you shouldn’t rest either, although many people disagree with me on this. They say Bumrah should rest and be kept wrapped in cotton as he is a national asset and treasure.”
“I agree with all that, but ultimately a cricketer has to play. You will have to play test matches because you are absolute gold dust and we don’t want to play without you. That’s what I think. You can rest in the IPL if you want. It’s absolutely fine.”
Before the IND vs ENG third Test match, there were rumors that Jasprit Bumrah might be rested from the Rajkot Test. However, Bumrah has been included as team vice-captain in the team for the last three Tests against England. Bumrah has been injury prone and has missed many important matches and tournaments due to his injuries.
Jasprit Bumrah returned to international cricket after almost a year in August last year. It was believed that Bumrah would bowl with the same accuracy and pace, however, he proved all cricket experts wrong by becoming more lethal than before.
Jasprit Bumrah was the fourth highest wicket-taker in the ODI World Cup 2023 and picked up 21 wickets in 11 games. Bumrah also bowled brilliantly during the tour of South Africa and got a fifer in the second Test match in Cape Town. His performance also played a huge role in India’s first Test victory at the Sahara Park Newlands.
Ahead of the IND vs ENG third test match, the Indian team management has a lot of issues to address. The middle order has failed to perform in the first two Tests, however, KL Rahul’s return will add some strength to the middle order in Rajkot.
The five-match series is currently tied at 1-1, in which England registered a remarkable victory in Hyderabad by 28 runs and made an excellent start to the series. However, India bounced back strongly and is now hoping to take the lead by winning the Rajkot Test.