The Indian Premier league is round the corner and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday (17 February) announced the full schedule for the forthcoming tournament. The five-time champions Mumbai Indians will also be eager to get back to their winning ways after finishing tenth in the points table last season.
Meanwhile, the franchise shared its schedule for the IPL 2023, they also shared a post which had images of some of the key Indian players in one of their posts. In a post shared by MI which featured Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan, captain Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav, fans started pouring in mixed reactions.
Amid the reactions, one such was of a fan who took a sly dig on Bumrah’s fitness. “Bhai ipl aane wala hai aur Jasprit bumrah bhi dhira dhire fit hone lage hai 13 crore lene ke liye,” a fan commented on the post. It is to be noted that Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the first two Tests of the series and is inclusion in the squad for the remaining two Tests against Australia still remains under cloud.
However, the pacer is sure to return to IPL 2023 for Mumbai Indians after being out of action at international level since September 2022 due to back issues. The cricketer even missed the T20 World Cup 2022, Bangladesh tour and the homes series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.