Virat Kohli explained why Jasprit Bumrah not used in limited-overs.
India began its Journey of the World Test Championship with a dominant victory. They ran entirely across the West Indies batting line, and a big credit goes to Jasprit Bumrah, while Bumrah proved his worth once again, patron Virat Kohli explained why it not used in limited-overs.
Virat Kohli on Jasprit Bumrah, the sprinter
At Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua at first Ajinkya Rahane scored a bright century, and Hanuma Vihari broke a 93 to give the West Indies a total of 419runs. The Indian bowling team then finished the Windies’ innings by only 100-runs to win the first Test Match for 318 runs. It was the fourth-highest win in the Indian Test Match. Jasprit Bumrah continued to surprise as he claimed five wickets and baffled Windies batsmen. No wonder Kohli was eclectic after the magnificent victory. He highlighted Rahane and KL Rahul from the batting line while praising the efforts shown by the bowling unit.
Kohli talks about Bumrah’s performance and also explained the reason behind his absence from India’s ODI and T20I squad for the West Indies tour just before the Test series.
In Post-match presentation ceremony Virat Kohli Said
“Jasprit Bumrah’s workload is significant, so he didn’t play any white-ball games after the World Cup 2019.” It will be a crucial factor for us as long as the World Test Championship continues, says Virat Kohli”
Kohli in other bowlers
The way Bumrah delivers each time is essential to protect him from injury. He has been consistent in the field since the Indian Premier League. Management and selectors, therefore, decided to send him to rest during the limited series in the West Indies. It was probably also the reason Kohli did not give Bumrah any more important later in the innings and relied on his other weapons.
He also talked about other bowlers as he sounded satisfied. He opined: ‘Shami is equal and Ishant is a banker, always reliable. Umesh is also there, and Navdeep is waiting in the wings. We established our bowling options, but workload management will be important.”