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“What Are You Going To The NCA For”, Ravi Shastri Slams Indian Pacers

Former Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri slams Indian pacers for getting injured too often which makes them skip many key international games.

Ravi Shastri Slams Indian Pacers

Indian pacers like Jasprit Bumrah, and Deepak Chahar have been struggling to recover from their injuries. In August 2022, Bumrah was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his back and was ruled out of India’s Asia Cup campaign later that month.

Before the start of the Border Gavaskar trophy 2023, Rohit Sharma confirms that Bumrah will not be available for the first two tests while he expects Bumrah to be back for the last two test series.

Earlier Bumrah was named in India’s ODI squad for the Sri Lanka series but was ruled out of the tournament at the last moment. Bumrah sustained a lower back stress fracture after the England tour and missed the Asia Cup last year.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah(Image: BCC)

Notably, Bumrah has been out of cricketing action since September 2022 and was also ruled out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup due to a back injury.

Deepak Chahar had a tough time recovering from a stress fracture and more recently a quad grade 3 tear. Chahar last played for India in the second ODI in Bangladesh where he broke down after bowling just three overs.

Shastri pointed out that recurring injuries to fast bowlers will frustrate both the Indian team as well as the franchise teams.

“In last three-four years, there are quite a few who are permanent residents of the NCA. Soon they will get a resident permit there too. It’s not a good thing at all. It’s unreal. You are not playing that much cricket to be injured again and again.

You can’t play 4 matches on the trot. What are you going to the NCA for?” said Shastri on media ahead of the CSK vs RR game in IPL 2023. He was discussing the injury of CSK pacer Deepak Chahar.

Not only the senior men’s national team of India but also the Indian Premier League has been impacted by the injury to pacers for the past few years.

“If you are going to come back and in three matches you are back there. Make sure you get fit and come once and for all, because it’s damn frustrating not just for the team, the players, the BCCI, the captains of the various franchises.

I can understand a serious injury but every fourth game when someone touches his hamstring or someone touches his groin, you start to think what are these guys training? Some of them don’t play any other cricket. It’s ridiculous,” added Shastri.

Post the IPL 2023, India will be seen in action in international games in the WTC 2023 final against Australia scheduled to play on June 07 in Kennington Oval, London.

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