Rahul Dravid provides an update on Bumrah's injury
Jasprit Bumrah. (PC- Twitter)
Indian men's team head coach Rahul Dravid has refused to rule Jasprit Bumrah out of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 and said the team will wait for the official confirmation.
Bumrah complained of back pain ahead of the first T20I game against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. In this regard, Bumrah travelled to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru to undergo scans, and the results are still awaited. However, it has been reported that the injured back can rule Bumrah out of the next few months which means he will miss the showpiece event.
While addressing the media on the eve of the second T20I, head coach Dravid spoke about Jasprit Bumrah's injury and provided an update regarding the same.
“So as of now, (Bumrah) officially has been ruled out, as you know, from this series against South Africa. He has gone to the NCA. And we are waiting for the official confirmation on the next steps. So, as of now officially he is only out of this series, but we'll see what happens over the next few days. And once we get some official confirmation, then we'll be able to share that,"
Rahul Dravid said on the eve of the second T20I against South Africa in Guwahati.
Dravid awaits the medical reports to comment on Bumrah's availability for the mega event starting next month in Australia.
“I honestly haven't gone deeply into the medical reports. I mean, I rely on the experts to tell me what is happening. He is being assessed. And we'll know in due course, whether what happens in the future.
And obviously, till he is completely ruled out till I get official confirmation that he is ruled out, we will always be hopeful. We will always hope for the best not just for us as a team, but also just as individuals, we will always hope for the best for the remainder of the matches,"