Jasprit Bumrah unwilling to play 4th test, BCCI releases the spearhead

Last Updated: Saturday, 27 February 2021 (19:30 IST)
Speedstar who bowled a meagre 6 overs in the third test was released by the after a request put forward by the fast bowler. The home side is leading the series 2-1 against England.
Jasprit Bumrah who played his first test on Indian soil in the ongoing series was only seen fielding in the third test which was dominated by the spinners. That's not all it was the first instance when he failed to pick a wicket in white clothing. 
 
Conceding 19 runs Bumrah bowled only 6 overs in the third test. Skipper Kohli was reluctant to toss the bowl towards him in the second innings. It made him think to opt-out of the final test as pace bowlers have a minimum role in the result. He is already warming the bench in the forthcoming ODI & T20I series vs England.
 
 

Jasprit Bumrah has picked 4 wickets by conceding 84 runs and picked a 3 wkt haul in one of the tests. Considering the workload management of the pacer the board has decided to release him from the 16 member squad for the final test.
 
Over the years Jasprit Bumrah has been the spearhead of the Indian bowling lineup, especially in the SENA (South Africa, England, Newzealand, Australia) countries. He has scalped 83 wickets in only 19 tests and eyeing the fastest 100 test wickets for but wicketless test matches like the third test play a spoilsport in his achievement.

Jasprit Bumrah was judiciously deployed by the team management and board in the past. It was the reason it took 3 years for him to represent team India in red-ball cricket on home turf. He had been a part of Indian contingent on Westindies, South Africa, and Australia tour.(WD)