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Chaminda Vaas Says Jasprit Bumrah ‘Shouldn’t Play All Formats If He Wants …’

Last Updated: September 15, 2023, 17:44 IST

Jasprit Bumrah (Photo Credits: X)

Jasprit Bumrah (Photo Credits: X)

Chaminda Vaas feels Jasprit Bumrah shouldn’t be playing all three formats for India in order to avoid injuries and prolong his career.

Jasprit Bumrah, India’s premier fast bowler, has had his tussles with fitness with his back being the primary antagonist. From missing India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 and the World Test Championship final campaign, as well as a handful of bilateral games, to the Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians that followed, Bumrah spent some considerable time on the sidelines.

Sri Lanka’s World Cup-winning legend Chaminda Vaas feels a once-in-a-generation fast bowler like Jasprit Bumrah shouldn’t be playing all three formats in order to avoid injuries and prolong his career.

Vaas stressed that Indian selectors and team management must carefully choose the right formats and adapt strategies to keep a tab on Jasprit Bumrah‘s workload management.

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“Players like Bumrah have a unique action, and we must protect individuals of such calibre. They can’t play in all formats. We need to identify the suitable format and manage their participation accordingly,” Vaas told reporters on Friday.

Vaas shared insights into the pivotal role of safeguarding unique talents like Bumrah and nurturing their cricketing journey. Vaas emphasized the importance of managing players like Bumrah, known for their unconventional bowling actions.

The left-arm pace great feels that both skipper Rohit Sharma and the peerless Virat Kohli will come out all guns blazing to win the World Cup for India.

“We all know that Virat is special player and the way he performed for the last decade is extraordinary. Even Rohit, I’m pretty sure that they will give their 100% playing for India. All the fans are waiting to see these two performing. And I’m sure that they will go all out and trying to do well for India,” said Vaas.

Further, Vaas emphasized the critical role of nurturing emerging Lankan talents like Matheesha Pathirana to elevate them to the stature of global stars such as Bumrah and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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Vaas highlighted that it is imperative for Sri Lanka Cricket to safeguard these budding talents, effectively manage their workloads, and ensure their gradual development.

“Pathirana is still young. He is still 20 and he has long way to go. But it’s up to Sri Lanka cricket establishment to protect him. If you are going to play 50 overs, we need to take care of him not to play all the games and especially Matheesha and taking care of him is very important,” said Vaas.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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