India vs South Africa: Injured Jasprit Bumrah says 'comeback will be stronger than setback'

Bumrah is also likely to miss the upcoming T20 and Test series against Bangladesh scheduled for next month.

Star India bowler Jasprit Bumrah   -  Getty Images

Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah on Wednesday said he will come back stronger after recovering from the lower back injury that ruled him out of the Test series against South Africa. The Test series against the Proteas starts on October 2 in Visakhapatnam.

“Injuries are part & parcel of the sport. Thank you for all your recovery wishes. My head is held high & I am aiming for a comeback that’s stronger than the setback,” Bumrah tweeted.

 

Umesh Yadav will replace Bumrah in India's Test squad. Bumrah is also likely to miss the upcoming T20 and Test series against Bangladesh scheduled for next month.

He had been rested from the recently-concluded Twenty20 series against South Africa, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Bumrah's injury is a significant blow to India. Since making his Test debut in January 2018, the 25-year-old has quickly established himself as one of the world cricket's leading fast bowlers, snapping up 62 wickets in 12 Tests at an average of 19.24.

He is also the first Indian bowler to grab a five-for in each of the four countries he has toured - South Africa, England, Australia and the West Indies.