"Gutted" Jasprit Bumrah breaks his silence on being ruled out of T20 WC; Post an Emotional message

"Gutted" Jasprit Bumrah breaks his silence on being ruled out of T20 WC; Post an Emotional message

India suffered a massive blow when it was confirmed on Monday that ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah would miss the T20 World Cup due to a back issue. It means that India will have to find a way to address the pace bowling issue that the team is suffering from right now.

India will play archrival Pakistan in the first game of the tournament on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Recently, India has faced some issues when it comes to their death bowling. Thus, they couldn't defend big totals.

Earlier, Bumrah was ruled out of the three-match T20I series against South Africa due to a back stress issue. Later, he went to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and went through the scans. However, the pacer will not be travelling with the team. Bumrah finally opened up on being ruled out of the ICC event.

He took to Twitter and tweeted, "I am gutted that I won’t be a part of the T20 World Cup this time, but thankful for the wishes, care and support I’ve received from my loved ones. As I recover, I’ll be cheering on the team through their campaign in Australia."

India hasn't announced any replacement for Bumrah yet, but as per the press release, they will soon name the pacer to replace the 27-year-old. Some reports confirm that Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami are the two frontrunners to replace Bumrah.

Siraj was also included in the South Africa T20Is as a replacement. On the other hand, Shami has a concern related to his fitness and hasn't been in action for almost two months now. He is also not part of the ODI series against the Proteas at home.

Thus, it will be interesting to see which pacer will get the nod and will travel with India to Australia. The Men in Blue will fly to Australia on October 6, where they will practise and play two warm-up games against New Zealand and Australia on October 17 and 19.

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