Bumrah said they need to move forward after Dhawan was ruled out
India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah said that batsman Shikhar Dhawan’s injury was unfortunate but they have to move forward in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. This comes after Dhawan was officially ruled out of the tournament due to a hairline fracture on his thumb which had more damage than their medical team had expected.
“It is unfortunate he (Dhawan) is out of the World Cup. He played really good innings against Australia,” said Bumrah. “We are a good side and we are not too worried about it. It was an unfortunate incident which happened, but we have to move forward.”
Meanwhile, Bumrah stated it was unfortunate that all-rounder Vijay Shankar was injured by his delivery during a net session on Wednesday.
“It was unfortunate that Vijay got injured on my ball, but he is fine,” said Bumrah.
Besides Dhawan and Shankar, bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has a hamstring injury he got when they played against Pakistan on June 16. Because of these injuries, Kumar and Shankar have been taking a light training drill under physiologist Patrick Farhart. However this is only a precaution to make sure both Shankar and Kumar are not at risk in their team’s upcoming match.
Additionally, Bumrah said that the only way he prepared to deal with the new ball is to bowl when he was asked how he would approach it.
“The best preparation for me is to bowl and that is what I am doing,” stated Bumrah. “Personally, for me, it does not mean any difference as three of us are focusing on the game.”
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