Euphoria lies pertaining to Indian Cricket Team’s maiden encounter in this year’s World Cup. On Wednesday for the first time, Men in Blue would be seen in action against South Africa in Southampton.
Before the match, a standard protocol which all the players need to follow is undergoing a dope test. This is organised by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). They said under every ICC event each Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) member would have to take this test.
This time among the midst it was Star Indian Bowler, Jasprit Bumrah. A dope control officer took the pacer for conducting the test during the practice session at Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton.
A BCCI source confirmed that Bumrah was taken for the dope test. However, it is still unknown whether any other is scheduled for the test or not.
Although the results of the test aren’t out yet it is safe to presume that the Indian front runner would play the game against South Africa on Wednesday.
Since the time this drug test has come into the picture, only a handful of players have failed the test. Shane Warne failed the test in 2003 ahead of the World Cup. He was sent back from South Africa. Shoaib Akhtar failed the dope test in 2006 before the Champions Trophy and hence he had to pull out. Stephen Fleming was banned in 1993-94 for 3 games. The most recent inclusion in the list has been Alex Hales who was axed from the World Cup squad for taking recreational drugs.
Ever since Jasprit Bumrah has made his ODI debut in 2016 for India against Australia has been Virat Kohli’s go to for wickets. In 49 ODI matches, he has picked up 85 wickets at a magnificent economy 4.51. He is certainly the X-factor in Indian Cricket Team.