Indian team’s young wicket keeper Rishabh Pant died in a road accident on December 30 last year while traveling from Delhi to Uttarakhand. Team India’s pace man Jasprit Bumrah has been away from cricket for about six months. Recently, there are reports that he has to undergo surgery.
Along with young wicket keeper Rishabh Pant and paceman Jasprit Bumrah, team India is often plagued by injuries. When will captain Rohit Sharma be fit? It will not be known for which series he will be available until he steps into the ring in the match. Apart from them, Shreyas Iyer, who is a key batsman in ODIs, is also a frequent victim of injuries.
Rohit and Co. also recently experienced first-hand what results can be without key players. Ravindra Jadeja played only the first match of last year’s Asia Cup and then due to injury, he missed that tournament as well as the T20 World Cup held in November.
Bumrah too has been away from cricket for a long time due to injury after the tour of England last year. BCCI showed greed to make him play T20 World Cup but it was a fraud from the beginning. In September, Bumrah was not fit and brought him and played two T20Is against Australia. This reversed his wound and it was a fraud in the first place. Rohit Sharma and especially the BCCI understood very well what India lost due to the absence of Bumrah on the Australian pitches.
Looking at the latest situation of Team India, there are good chances of repeating the situation of November last year in key tournaments. Pant, who has a good record in ODIs, is currently in hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a road accident. BCCI says that it may take seven to eight months (officially..unofficially even more..) for him to recover.
And now BCCI is suggesting that Bumrah should also go for surgery due to back pain. After the surgery, Bumrah will have to stay away from cricket for four to five months. Will these two be available till ODI World Cup (October)? That is a question that raises suspicions. Everyone knows how important Bumrah and Pant are to the Indian ODI team.
In addition to this, the IPL is scheduled to take place soon. In last year’s IPL, India’s key players Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul ended the season due to injuries. Now who will be fit in this season which starts from March weekend till May? Who will be injured? An elusive question. Our cricket heroes who leave the national team as if they have not seen it.. IPL means they play with unmatched perseverance. If you get injured in that order, there is no risk of fraud in the first place.
Looking at all this, the words of former chief selector Chetan Sharma in a sting operation conducted by a TV channel two weeks ago seems true. It is known that many players in Team India take injections even if they are not 100% fit to play the match and they are not allowed to participate in the matches. It remains to be seen whether the injury problem will be over by the time of the ODI World Cup or if the cricketers will follow the path of injections as Chetan Sharma said….!!