Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant were the players under scrutiny, and cricket fans expressed their delight at receiving concrete information from the board itself.
Traditionally, the BCCI had refrained from regularly providing medical updates on players, leaving fans to rely on unofficial sources for news about injured players and their recovery progress.
However, the latest statement from the board marks a refreshing change in approach, thanks to the influence of the new chief selector, Ajit Agarkar, who appears to be fostering greater transparency within the team management.
The BCCI’s official statement, posted on their website, informed fans about the recovery progress of fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna, both of whom had undergone surgeries earlier in the year.
According to the update, the medical team expressed satisfaction with their current status, as both Bumrah and Krishna have resumed bowling activities.
In preparation for potential selection in the Indian squad, the duo will be participating in practice matches at the National Cricket Academy.
Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna’s progress has pleased the BCCI medical team
Guys abused me when I said Jay shah is the best when it comes to managing BCCI https://t.co/TLguKuPSKj
— Shreyash (@inaminatikaa) July 21, 2023
Imagine Rishabh coming out to bat on WC 2023 with full fitness. That will be a miracle & miracles do happen. Hope for the best. The other 4 players will be fit by then for sure. https://t.co/WeYg6sEF5k
— Amarjit (@AMARJITDASH9) July 21, 2023
Hope they come to team soon specially boom and rishab
— Genius (@sidharth045) July 21, 2023
Rishabh Pant surely has made a miraculous recovery at rapid pace. Hope this second innings bring out the best in him across all formats.
— VSK🏏 (@vsk1110) July 21, 2023
very nice of you bcci👍🏻
— prannayy🇮🇳 (@_pranay_24) July 21, 2023
— Pankaj Singh (@Newly_Awaken) July 21, 2023
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) July 21, 2023
— Dipanjan Chatterjee (@I_am_DipC) July 21, 2023
Medical Update: Team India (Senior Men)
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 21, 2023
The board emphasized that Bumrah and Krishna are in the final stages of their rehab and training with full intensity in the nets.
Their progress will be closely monitored, and a final decision regarding their selection will be made after assessing their performances in the practice matches organized by the NCA.
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer were also the focus of the update. Both players have resumed batting practice in the nets at the National Cricket Academy and have been engaging in strength and fitness drills.
KL Rahul even shared a video of himself working on his leg strength at the gym, reassuring fans of his dedication to return to the game.
As for Rishabh Pant, the board revealed that he is currently following a comprehensive rehab program, which includes a focus on strength training, flexibility exercises, and running sessions.
Cricket enthusiasts on social media platforms widely praised the BCCI for providing this detailed and transparent update.
By taking this step, the board has allowed fans to stay informed about the progress of key players, which fosters a sense of involvement and confidence in the team.
The move is seen as a positive development for Indian cricket, highlighting the positive influence of Ajit Agarkar’s appointment as the chief selector.