Prominent Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has reportedly undergone back surgery in New Zealand, although there has been no official disclosure regarding the seriousness of his injury or details about his recovery process. As per a recent report, only the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), VVS Laxman, is privy to the information. Bumrah has not been granted permission to discuss his injury with fellow players or selectors.
According to BCCI sources speaking to the Indian Express, “Many people in the BCCI are unaware of Bumrah’s injury. Only VVS Laxman and the physiotherapist have been authorized to communicate with him. Even the selection committee has been informed that they will be briefed about Bumrah’s injury in due time.”
It should be noted that Bumrah has been away from cricket for several months due to this injury. He recently underwent surgery in Christchurch. However, despite the surgery, he will not be able to make a comeback to the field for the next six months. Consequently, the right-arm pacer will be missing the upcoming edition of the IPL. Moreover, his participation in the Asia Cup 2023 remains uncertain. This is mainly due to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in India in October-November of the same year, causing the BCCI to exercise caution regarding Bumrah’s return.