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IPL 2019: Jasprit Bumrah suffers injury scare in MI’s tournament opener against DC

The Mumbai Indians physio came out and trudged him off the field even as the pace spearhead seemed to be in pain.

cricket Updated: Mar 25, 2019 08:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Mumbai Indians Jasprit Bumrah grimaces in pain during an IPL T-20 match against Delhi Capitals.(PTI)

Jasprit Bumrah suffered an injury during the IPL game against Delhi Capitals in Mumbai on Sunday, needing the help of Mumbai Indians physio to laboriously walk back to the dugout, a development that will keep the World Cup-bound Indian team on tenterhooks.

The Mumbai Indians team management said before the post match press conference that Bumrah’s injury will be assessed on Monday and any decision will be taken only after the assessment. The fast bowler has recovered well, the team management added.

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Having been at the receiving end of Rishabh Pant’s brutal onslaught, Bumrah was seen clutching his left-shoulder area after he dived to save the ball on the final delivery of Delhi Capitals innings in the Indian Premier League.

Pant hit the ball back to Bumrah, who dived to his left in his follow-through to stop it. Bumrah is an important cog in the wheel for the Indian team heading to the United Kingdom in two months time.

The Mumbai Indians physio came out and trudged him off the field even as the pace spearhead seemed to be in pain.

The Indian selectors and team management would have their fingers crossed on the fitness of Bumrah, their main strike bowler, with the World Cup just over two months away.

Rishabh Pant’s utterly destructive 78 powered Delhi Capitals to a 37-run win over Mumbai Indians.

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Mar 24, 2019 23:04 IST