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Jasprit Bumrah suffers another scare as ball hits eye

All eyes have been on the Mumbai Indians pacer as he is not just an integral part of the IPL franchise but also India skipper Virat Kohli's main weapon in the national set-up

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Looks like and scares are going hand in hand in this edition of the After hurting himself in the first match of the season against Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium, he was seen with a black spot around his right eye during Saturday's game between and Indians at the in Uppal.

Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that the black spot was a result of a ball hitting Bumrah during practice.

"He was hit by a ball during training. Luckily, the balls used for fielding are slightly softer and it was just a and there was no serious impact on the eye," the source said.

All eyes have been on the Indians pacer as he is not just an integral part of the IPL franchise but also Virat Kohli's main weapon in the national set-up. With round the corner, every effort has been made to ensure that he doesn't suffer any going into the showpiece event in England.

Even after his painful fall in the first game of the season, physio immediately contacted MI physio to check on the status of Bumrah's even though it was just a and the pacer was already feeling better by the end of the game.

While Bumrah not coming out to bat in the innings in that game raised further concerns, it was later said that it was just a case of the team management taking a precautionary measure as he is an integral part of the Indian team with round the corner.

"He was fit and it was just a case of shoulder spasm, nothing serious at all. He is an integral part of both Team and and with round the corner, the management felt it was best to keep him away from the batting crease," the source said.

"Everyone was concerned and Patrick spoke to Nitin next morning to gauge the situation and the future course of action as Bumrah is an integral part of the Indian team going into the World Cup in May."

(Baidurjo Bhose can be contacted at baidurjo.b@ians.in)

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First Published: Sun, April 07 2019. 15:22 IST
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