ENG vs IND: Former cricketer Aakash Chopra has given a big reaction too fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah’s captaincy in the Birmingham Test match. He has said that if Bumrah captains in this match, it will be a great honor.
Rohit Sharma, the regular captain of the Indian team, is currently in isolation in Leicestershire. He had become a victim of Corona and did not even participate in the warm-up match.
Since then, there has been a possibility of him being out of the match. On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah is likely to take over the captaincy in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Aakash Chopra has made a big statement regarding this.
ENG vs IND: It will be a great honour for Jasprit Bumrah – Rohit Sharma
During a conversation on his YouTube channel, he said, ‘Jasprit Bumrah is going to lead the team in the Edgbaston Test match. This is a big deal and a matter of great honour for him. Many people ask why a bowler cannot become a captain. Do they have fewer brains due to which they cannot make strategies? This is not true at all.
Bowlers’ minds run much faster than the batsmen because they can read the minds of batsmen. This is a very difficult task. So it is not that bowlers cannot become good captains.
Let us tell you that Anil Kumble was the last bowler for the Indian team who captained in Test cricket. At the same time, the great cricketer Kapil Dev has also captained the Indian Test team. If Bumrah is given this responsibility, after Kapil Dev, he will become the second fast bowler to captain the Indian Test team.
The 44-year-old stated that bowlers do not want to be seen abusing their position of authority, in addition to considering the needs of their team. Chopra noted:
“The first question is when you get yourself to bowl, and the second question, which is very difficult to understand, is how long you get yourself to bowl.
You want to be both objective and neutral. You consider what is best for your team, but you also consider that no one should suspect you abusing your authority.”
According to Aakash Chopra, Bowlers must consider their bowling strategies in addition to team strategies and cannot rest if they are the captain. Given the aforementioned considerations, the reputable expert believes that Jasprit Bumrah is not a long-term leadership choice for Team India.
ENG vs IND: England vs India Squad
Ben Stokes (Captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Sam Billings, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matty Potts, Olli Pope
Rohit Sharma (Ruled Out), Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Risabh Pant (Wicket Keeper), KS Bharat (Wicket Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd, Siraj, Umesh Yadav, and Prasidh Krishna