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'Silence': Bumrah's Instagram story has fans predicting 'clear rift in Mumbai Indians dugout'

Jasprit Bumrah's post reads 'Silence is sometimes the best answer', Jasprit Bumrah has been an integral part of Mumbai Indians

 Jasprit Bumrah during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 final match between India and Australia, (PTI)Premium
Jasprit Bumrah during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 final match between India and Australia, (PTI)

The fans of Indian cricket were on Tuesday up for all sorts of conspiracy theories and social media was abuzz after Team India's speedster and Mumbai Indians player Jasprit Bumrah on Instagram shared the story. Instagram stories normally remain for 24 hours and then automatically get removed.

Jasprit Bumrah's post reads 'Silence is sometimes the best answer',. Jasprit Bumrah has been an integral part of Mumbai Indians. He has been with them since the very beginning of his IPL career – back in 2015 – has picked 145 wickets at an average of 23.30 and has been part of four IPL title-winning campaigns in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Here are some of the reactions:

“Is Bumrah hinting at Pandya being propped as the next Mumbai Indians Captain, hurting Jasprit’s natural progression?Or is he just posting this to pacify his crying baby," wrote one user.

“Bumrah you deserve better bro, enough of this one family shit, you being paid less than Green, Curran, Iyer, Brook, is an insult to the greatest bowler of an era,add to that hijacking another team captain to lead your side in future.."

 

Bumrah has always been a very reticent cricketer, who has preferred to let the ball do the talking and rarely does media interactions, apart from a few pre or post-match interactions during an India series. He is equally less active in the social media space too.

Bumrah couldn't be contacted for a comment on his Insta-story.

The Gujarat slinger has made a brilliant comeback to international fold after a year-long lay-off with lower-back stress fracture followed by a major surgery.

Bumrah was the fourth highest wicket-taker in the just-concluded ODI World Cup with 20 wickets from 11 games.

 

England pacer Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan are big players who were released from the Mumbai Indians (MI) ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year.

In the last season this year, fans expected Archer to be at his very best and guide MI to their sixth trophy, but injuries interrupted his season and affected his performances. In his five matches, he could take only two wickets and proved much easier to hit by batters.

Among other players released are Indian players, Arshad Khan, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen, Raghav Goyal. Sandeep Warrier, brought as a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah last year, also has been released. South African youngsters Tristan Stubbs, Duan Jansen and Australian pacer Riley Meredith have also been released.

MI has retained its core set of players and talents like Cameron Green, Nehal Wadhera, Dewald Brevis, Shams Mulani, Jason Behrendorff, Vishnu Vinod etc.

In the last season, MI reached playoffs. However, they lost to the Gujarat Titans in Qualifier two.

Players released: Arshad Khan, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen, Raghav Goyal, Jofra Archer, Tristan Stubbs, Duan Jansen, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Chris Jordan, Sandeep WarrierPlayers traded in: Romario Shepherd

Players retained: Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Vishnu Vinod, Arjun Tendulkar, Cameron Green, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff.

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Published: 28 Nov 2023, 03:57 PM IST
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