Ahead of the upcoming fourth and the final Test against England, the premier Indian fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the squad due to personal reasons. However, some of the reports of ANI have suggested that the bowler has asked for some days off as he is getting married.
Speaking to ANI, sources in the BCCI in the know of developments have confirmed that the pacer is set to get married soon and has taken a leave to prepare for the same. One of the sources informed, “He informed the BCCI that he is getting married and has taken the leave to help in preparations for the big day.”
The 27-year-old Bumrah played a couple of Tests in the ongoing four-match series against England and he returned with four wickets. Bumrah was rested for the second Test against England at Chennai and he returned wicketless in the pink-ball Test as spinners did a majority of the work.
NEWS – Jasprit Bumrah released from India’s squad
Jasprit Bumrah made a request to BCCI to be released from India’s squad ahead of the fourth Test owing to personal reasons.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 27, 2021
The pacer has also been rested for the upcoming five-match T20I series against England in order to manage his workload as India will need him in the World Test Championship and T20 World Cup later this year. India is currently having an unassailable 2-1 series lead in the four-match Test series against England and if the hosts win or draw the last match, then they would qualify for the finals of the World Test Championship.
India’s squad for the 4th Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav