If there is a Virat Kohli of bowling, it is Jasprit Bumrah: Harbhajan Singh

Written by Sumit Seth

Jasprit Bumrah’s return to Team India after a long injury layoff made former spinner Harbhajan Singh extremely happy who keeps his fingers crossed that the speedster doesn’t get injured again.

Bumrah has been named captain of the Indian team for the three-match T20 series against Ireland to be played in Dublin. The matches will take place on August 18, 20 and 23.

“Jasprit Bumrah has made a comeback. He was injured for a long time and his return was awaited. He has come back and has been made the captain straightaway. Congratulations to Jassi for becoming the captain and foremost for getting fit. I hope and keep my fingers crossed that Jassi doesn’t get injured again,” Harbhajan said in a video shared on his YouTube channel.

“He has been missed a lot, whether you see the WTC final or the cricket that was played before that. I used to say it earlier and am saying it today as well. If we talk about batting, we talk about Virat Kohli, and if there is a Virat Kohli of bowling, it is Jasprit Bumrah. There is no bigger name than him,” Harbhajan added.

Bumrah, who had undergone surgery for a lower back stress fracture earlier this year, was going through a rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

The pace spearhead’s last appearance for India was last September during a home T20I series against Australia.

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