Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah’s participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 has come under the scanner after his back injury that happened ahead of India’s ongoing home series against South Africa. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has said that he has not yet been ruled out of the tournament yet as well.
Meanwhile, Bumrah shared his childhood days and said it was tough as his mother was the sole earning member of the family and urged him to excel in the English language in order to get a stable job. His father passed away when he was very young and his mother Daljit worked hard to take care of him and his elder sister as well. And, at the same time, he revealed that his mother never even prioritized cricket as a career option.
“I was very clear about what I wanted to do. My family was not able to understand that playing cricket professionally was a viable career path because my family was academically inclined, but it was always about cricket for me,” he told GQ in an exclusive interview.
“My mother was never firm in saying to me, ‘This is what you have to do’, but she did want me to have a career that would give me security. But that’s about it. She did not force anything on me, never told me I had to become a doctor or engineer,” he added.
However, it will be interesting to see if Jasprit Bumrah could manage to get fit before the marquee event.