"It tends to end careers"- Mohammad Amir on Jasprit Bumrah's back injury

Mohammad Amir was highly impressed with Mohammed Siraj’s rise.

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Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir said that Jasprit Bumrah consistently played cricket for a long time in all three formats of the game, and it eventually led to a career-threatening injury.

Amir said that back and knee injuries tend to end a cricketer’s career, but he hopes Bumrah is strong enough to return with full fitness. He was also highly impressed with Mohammed Siraj’s rise.

Bumrah has not played for India since September 2022 due to his persistent back issues. It is being said that the Indian pacer has had the surgery done in New Zealand and will be undergoing rehabilitation for the next few months.

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Mohammad Amir said in an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times Digital: “What I feel is that Bumrah consistently played cricket for a long time, across formats, and then played in the IPL as well. India too play cricket all around the year. He is human.”

He continued, “At the end of the day, the body gets tired and it demands rest. I always say back and knee injuries for a bowler are two which I wouldn't even wish for my enemy. It tends to end careers of cricketers. I hope he is strong and is recovering well.”

In the absence of Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammad Shami have performed extremely well, and Amir feels Team India must now start grooming a couple of young pacers for the future.

He signed off by saying, “The bowler who has most impressed me is Mohammed Siraj," Amir said. "If you look at the recent past, he is the most improved bowler in any format. With him, you need to groom 1-2 young bowlers ready because, in about a year or two, players like Shami will also be sticking to a single format.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 14 Mar, 2023

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