The fast bowler in India, Jasprit Bumrah, enjoys a short break in the UK after a hectic season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in the United Arab Emirates with Indians in Mumbai.
Bumrah’s campaign in IPL 2021 ended earlier this month as defending champions MI crashed out of the league after finishing just outside the top four in fifth place with 7 wins and 7 defeats.
Bumrah is now in Manchester with his wife Sanjana Ganesan, who was part of the broadcast team that covered IPL 2021.
The star couple visited The Theater of Dreams, which is Manchester United’s home ground and the largest stadium in the UK with a capacity of almost 75,000 seats. Bumrah even got a personalized Man United shirt with his number 93 and name printed on the back.
“Great to see you at Old Trafford, Jasprit,” Manchester United posted on social media along with photos of Bumrah and Sanjana.
Bumrah was one of the most prominent artists for Mumbai Indians with the ball this season with 21 wickets from 14 games. He is currently the third-highest wicket-taker among bowlers this season.
The 27-year-old will join the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. India on Wednesday made a change to their 15-man squad by replacing all-rounder Axar Patel with Shardul Thakur.
India open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24 at Dubai International Stadium. The 2007 champions also face Afghanistan and New Zealand along with 2 qualifiers in Group 2.
The top 4 teams from each group in the Super 12 advance to the knockout stages.
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chwhh, Varun Chhumh Kumar, Mohammad Shami.