Jasprit Bumrah hurt his left shoulder during Mumbai Indians’ first IPL 2019 match against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede stadium and gave everyone a sleepless night on Sunday.
However, the good news is that the fast bowler is fit as it was just a case of shoulder spasm.
“He is fit and it was just a case of shoulder spasm, nothing serious at all. He is an integral part of both Team India and Mumbai Indians and with the World Cup round the corner, the management felt it was best to keep him away from the batting crease on Sunday,” the sources were quoted as saying by India Today.
Moreover, Team India’s physio Patrick Farhart contacted MI physio Nitin Patel on Monday morning to know the status of Bumrah’s fitness. Even India skipper Virat Kohli and the team management was worried about the pace bowler.
“Everyone was concerned and Patrick spoke to Nitin on Monday morning to gauge the situation and the future course of action as Bumrah is an integral part of the Indian team going into the World Cup in May. But, there is nothing to worry and he is likely to take the field in the next game,” the source added.
Bumrah returned in 1/40 before sustaining the injury after his last delivery of the Delhi innings. He had stayed back in Mumbai itself as the franchise assessed his injury while the rest of the team left for Bengaluru on Monday. But now Bumrah will join the team on Tuesday ahead of their next game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.