Mohammad Kaif, the former India cricketer, has expressed his concerns about the lack of transparency in handling the injuries and rehabilitation of certain Indian players. Kaif feels that there is a lot of ambiguity surrounding the fitness levels of some players like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. He believes that this lack of clarity is not fair to the fans of the sport who support these players.
Bumrah, India’s star fast bowler, has been absent from action since the T20I series against Australia. His absence during the T20 World Cup in Australia was a big loss for the Indian team, who had to rely on young bowlers like Arshdeep Singh to fill in the gap.
“I have noticed faults in the system. Players have gotten picked in the squad and then pulled out before the match citing they weren’t fully fit. This happened to Bumrah recently and even Mohammed Shami has done this a couple of times,”
As a Bumrah fan, I want to know what injury he has: Kaif
“So the NCA trainers, physios, VVS Laxman and his team have to take care of these situations. Because it is unfair on the fans of cricket who are expecting Bumrah to play the next day. I feel this is a very serious matter and the management shouldn’t take it lightly,”
Mohammad Kaif has called for increased transparency in the management of player injuries. He expressed his views as a fan and emphasized that the recovery process, including the duration required for rehabilitation, should be communicated to the public when a player gets injured.
“There should be transparency and players should be tested properly before being declared fit. There shouldn’t be any grey area left; a player is either fit or more 10-20 days will be needed. As a Bumrah fan, I want to know what injury he has, what is his recovery time, etc. So they should address this transparency bit and put forth the exact matter.”
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