Jasprit Bumrah’s big statement on retirement

New Delhi: India pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Thursday made it clear that he has no intention of retiring from T20 cricket in the near future. Recently, when asked about a possible retirement from the shortest format of the game, he said that ‘it is still far away.’

Bumrah’s statement comes soon after India’s victorious campaign in the T20 World Cup, where they defeated South Africa in the final held in Barbados.

After the conclusion of the World Cup, three of India’s most prominent players – captain Rohit Sharma, star batsman Virat Kohli and versatile all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja – announced their retirement from T20 cricket.

However, Bumrah has clearly indicated that he has no intention of doing so and will continue to represent India in the T20 format in the near future.

“Right now (my retirement) is still far away. I have just started. Hopefully it is still far away,” Bumrah said during the felicitation ceremony at the Wankhede Stadium.

Bumrah’s exceptional bowling played a key role in India’s victorious campaign at the ICC World Cup, ending the country’s 13-year drought. His devastating spells baffled the opposition batsmen, as he maintained an impressive economy rate of just 4.17 throughout the tournament.

When the Indian team celebrated their hard-earned win and were officially declared the T20 World Cup champions, the players erupted in joy, with tears of happiness streaming down their faces.

For Bumrah, the moment was particularly poignant, as he shared the experience with his son Angad, whose presence added an extra layer of emotion to the occasion.

Bumrah said, “It was unreal. Usually, I don’t feel at a loss for words, but seeing my son, the emotions that arose in me were unimaginable. I never cry after games, but I started crying, and I cried two, three times.” Bumrah’s consistent performance throughout the tournament earned him the Player of the Tournament award, reflecting his contribution to the Indian team’s success!