In the 4 Test series between India and England, the Indian team had to face defeat in the first match. After which Virat Kohli said in clear words that some changes can be seen in the next match.
Although at that time no one thought that captaincy Kohli will give rest to Jasprit Bumrah in the second Test.
Captain Virat Kohli replaced Mohammed Siraj in place of Jasprit Bumrah in the second Test match. The stalwarts were also surprised by their decision.
The same former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar did not like this decision of captain Virat Kohli.
Let us tell you that the first Test match between India and England was played on 5 February. In which Jaspreet Bumrah took 3 wickets in the first innings and 1 wicket in the second innings.
After the toss, captain Kohli said that he has been rested from the second Test match, given the workload of Bumrah.
In the second Test match, the Indian team has seen three changes. Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj have been included in the squad in place of Shadab Nadeem, Jasprit Bumrah, and Washington Sundar.
The same great former India player Gavaskar said that he does not think that Virat Kohli’s decision is right.
He further said you cannot rest your number-one bowler in the name of workload. Jasprit Bumrah is the number-one fast bowler of the Indian cricket team with New Ball while Ashwin is India’s number one spinner.
You cannot rest your number-one bowler when you have lost the opening match of a big series. I am a little surprised by Jasprit Bumrah’s decision to be out.
Because there are 7 days to recover after the second test match. In contrast to Sunil Gavaskar, former opener batsman Gautam Gambhir feels that Virat’s decision is absolutely correct.
Gautam said I think it is a very right decision to give rest to Bumrah. Now he will be fully ready to play the pink ball test.
There is nothing for the fast bowlers here and they have thrown many overs in the first Test match against Australia. That is why I feel that this decision of captain Virat Kohli is absolutely correct.