The Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli is all set to face the England squad in the 5-match test series starting August 4 and quite obviously, the Indian players are sweating hard in the nets. The Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is an integral part of team India for quite a long time now and he will need to perform well if the Indian side has to win the series against England.
Presently, the Indian team is carrying out its net sessions at Trent Bridge where the first test match is scheduled to be played and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is making sure that fans also get a glimpse of how their players are preparing by sharing photos and videos on a regular basis on the social media networks.
However, recently BCCI shared a photo of Jasprit Bumrah on its official Twitter handle which left many fans confused as in the pic, Jasprit Bumrah was seen bowling in the nets but he was wearing batting pads as well.
Here is the photo which was shared by the BCCI:
The image was shared with the caption, “He is having a really busy session in the nets” with laughing emoji.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2021
Soon fans also started commenting and while many thought that it is a new way of training, others commented that he is trying to improve his batting as he has not been able to perform well with ball in last few matches.
Check out some of the selected tweets:
Boom when he bowls to number 11 and volunteers to open the batting! 😀
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) August 1, 2021
Koi batayega ye pad pahan ke bowling kyo kr rha h
— Aman shrivastava 🇮🇳 (@im___Aman) August 1, 2021
Bss yahi reh gya tha dekhne ko😂
— VIRAT KOHLI👑🇮🇳 (@ammar_vk) August 1, 2021
Send bumrah to Olympics for javelin throw😄😄🤣
— blaziken (@Axel80318293) August 1, 2021
Still 0 wickets🤣🤣🤣
— Mikhail (@MikSpamsL2) August 1, 2021
For not bowling No balls is he Praticing like this? With pads
— Sourabh Sharma (@MrS0urabh) August 1, 2021
Bumrah be like ' Jaldi Jaldi Bowling kar leta hun , Fir batting bhi to karni hai ' .
— Rishav Sinha (@Rishav007bond) August 1, 2021
Dikh raha hai pad pahen ke bowling karwa raha hai mehnait to hai.🤪😝😅🤣
— Raghuraj (@Raghura82791716) August 1, 2021
Ye batting karne gaya hoga to
Coach ne bol diya hoga bowling per dhyan do😂😂
To pad ke sath hi shuru ho gaya😂😂
— DR.MASHOOR GULATI (@Mashorrrrrr) August 1, 2021
Why is he wearing pads, is he bowling or batting? #IndvsEng
— Rajesh (@rajp3006) August 1, 2021
will it help on his performance in the field ? because he is struggling real time after his come back from injury in all forms of cricket. becoming a liability for Team India. would not be surprised if he gets dropped!
— Rudra Das (@RudraPintu) August 1, 2021
The Indian team has been facing problems in England because of few injuries as well; however Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav will be reaching England soon as the Sri Lankan tour has got over now. Shikhar Dhawan led the Indian squad for the SL tour which was a mixed one as India won the ODI series by 2-1 but lost the T20I series by 1-2 too.
We are not able to understand the reason behind Jasprit Bumrah wearing pads while bowling. Can you guess?