Here’s What Jasprit Bumrah Said After Being Named as Captain for the Test Against England

Here’s What Jasprit Bumrah Said After Being Named as Captain for the Test Against England

India is about to play their final test match with England at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Indian opener and the senior captain of the Indian team, Rohit Sharma won’t be playing the Test series after he tested positive for Covid-19. India and England will continue with their last year’s test match after the game was paused abruptly due to Covid-19.

Rohit Sharma is presently in quarantine in the UK and won’t be present for the test, but he may soon take over the captaincy position once he recovers. Several fans speculated that pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah will lead India against England, and the BCCI confirmed it after stating Bumrah as the captain. Sharma was tested yesterday and was deemed positive hence BCCI delayed the announcement of the new captain. 

A fast bowler will be the captain of India after Kapil Dev in 1987 for the first time in 30-plus years. Upon being the captain, Jasprit Bumrah stated, “Big achievement, it’s a big honor. Playing a test match was a dream for me and to get an opportunity like this is a big achievement–among the biggest achievements in my career. So, I am very happy that I have been given this opportunity,” he said during a press conference, which was tweeted by the BCCI.

Bumrah also mentioned his teammate Rohit saying, “Rohit is obviously a very important player we will surely miss him, it is unfortunate that this has happened, and he is missing out.” India will play the final test of this series. India is currently in the lead with a 2-1 and one draw match. If India wins today’s game they will win the Test series.

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