MUMBAI: Former India cricketer Akash Chopra said that pacer Jasprit Bumrah should not play a few games in the Indian Premier League if needed. Akash Chopra told the sports media that if Bumrah has to miss a few matches in the IPL as he has to play for India this year including the ODI World Cup, the BCCI should ask for it. “Indian player is the first consideration, franchise cricket is second. BCCI should tell Mumbai Indians that they will not release Bumrah if he is injured. Akash Chopra clarified that even if he does not play seven matches in Mumbai with Jofra Archer, the world will not end.
While Bumrah is fully fit, if he wants to stay out of the IPL for now, the BCCI should ask for it. I think Mumbai Indians will be ready for that too. Because Bumrah belongs to the country. ” – Akash Chopra responded. Jasprit Bumrah lost the Test series against Australia. The player was not included in the squad for the ODI series as he had not fully recovered from the injury.
Bumrah will play in the final of the World Test Championship to be held in London from June 7 to 11. The player can also play in the ODI World Cup to be held in India at the end of the year. The 29-year-old Bumrah has not played for the Indian team since September 2022 due to injury.
English Summary: The World Won’t End If Jasprit Bumrah Doesn’t Play 7 IPL Matches: Akash Chopra