Former Indian cricketer on Jasprit Bumrah’s absence from the Asia Cup. Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has stated that India will miss Bumrah and that his absence from the lineup will provide relief to other teams.
The Asia Cup 2022 kicked off on Saturday, with Afghanistan defeating Sri Lanka in Group B. But all eyes will be on the Group A match between India and Pakistan on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium. Both India and Pakistan are missing their star fast bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah and Shaheen Shah Afridi. Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has stated that India will miss Bumrah and that his absence from the lineup will provide relief to other teams.
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Harbhajan Singh on Jasprit Bumrah’s absence from the Asia Cup
“Jasprit Bumrah is an exceptional bowler. His performances over the last two years have had a significant impact. He was also appointed captain this year. So his absence provides some relief to the other teams. He is a bowler who can change the course of a game “Harbhajan stated in a video posted on Sports Tak.
“Harshal Patel and Mohammed Shami are also absent. So the Indian team’s bowling appears to be a little weak to me. However, India has superior spinners. Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin are experienced players who can help the team win “He continued.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi also commented on Shaheen Shah Afridi’s absence, criticizing the management for not giving the ace sprinter enough rest.
“My junior is Shaheen Shah Afridi. I’m always giving him advice. He is quite aggressive and gives his all. He used to dive a lot in the PSL, and I used to tell him not to because he was a fast bowler. You can get hurt, but I later discovered he is also an Afridi, and he did not listen to me “Shahid Afridi stated
“He is receiving treatment; I just hope he recovers within the next 1-2 months. We all want him to be there for the World Cup, and he should not miss it. You are correct; you should not force him to play cricket all the time. Fast bowlers don’t have a long career. Our bench strength should be high, and it is. You should rotate bowlers and give everyone adequate rest “He continued.
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