“That one family became a divided family”- Jasprit Bumrah posts cryptic story on his Instagram and unfollows Mumbai Indians, leaves Netizens confused
Many predicted that Jasprit Bumrah would be Mumbai Indian's Captain after Rohit Sharma, but with Hardik Pandya returning, that now seems unlikely.
Jasprit Bumrah posted a cryptic story a day after Hardik Pandya joined (Images via Instagram and ESPN)
Indian Bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been one of the most important players for the Mumbai Indians. Since 2013, Bumrah has played for the Mumbai-based franchise and credits them for his meteoric rise in the world of cricket. But a day after Hardik Pandya’s return to the team was announced, the pacer posted a cryptic story on his Instagram account.
He uploaded a story with the quote, “Silence is the best answer.” While the context is not known, the timing suggests it could be related to Mumbai Indians. Along with the quote, Bumrah’s following did not have Mumbai Indians, to which fans suggest there could have been a falling out between the team and the pacer.
Many fans started to theorize that the pacer wanted to captain the franchise, but with Pandya back that plan could be derailed. With Rohit Sharma having a few years of cricket left, many believed Bumrah would be his successor.
Bumrah made his IPL debut in 2013 and has played 120 matches for the Mumbai Indians. He has picked up 145 wickets with the average of 18.91 and economy of 7.4. Regarded as one of the best white ball bowlers in the team, Bumrah has succeeded in every phase of play, but is often utilized as a death bowler.
Netizens believe there is a rift between Mumbai Indians and Jasprit Bumrah
Netizens on Twitter immediately started speculating that there has been a falling out between Bumrah and Mumbai Indians. Many believed that the pacer wanted to be MI’s captain and was promised the role, but after Pandya’s return it won’t happen. Some believed he was still hurt after India’s loss in the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup and that is why he posted the story.
Check out their reactions below:
Jasprit Bumrah will return for the Indian team in India’s tour of South Africa, where the two teams will play 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is and 2 Tests. He has captained the Indian team on three occasions, once in a Test against England in 2022 and twice in India’s tour of Ireland in 2023.
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