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Former Sri Lanka pacer Chaminda Vaas has raised his concerns regarding the workload of Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Vaas said that players like Bumrah have unique calibre and he should not play all formats of cricket. The World Cup winning champion said that Indian selectors should make strategic decisions and prevent Bumrah from featuring in all formats. It would prevent his injuries and prolong his career. 

The ex-Sri Lankan cricketer opined that it is necessary to safeguard players like the 29-year-old as he has unique calibre and not all formats are suitable for him. The ex-cricketer said, “Players like Bumrah have a unique action, and we must protect individuals of such calibre. They can’t play in all formats. We need to identify the suitable format and manage their participation accordingly.”

The 49-year-old also expressed his faith and confidence in the Indian team and captain Rohit Sharma for the forthcoming World Cup 2023. Not only this, but he also backed the former India skipper Virat Kohli and said that he will guide the Men in Blue to victories in the marquee ICC event. 

Vaas added, “We all know that Virat is special player and the way he performed for the last decade is extraordinary. Even Rohit, I’m pretty sure that they will give their 100% playing for India. All the fans are waiting to see these two performing. And I’m sure that they will go all out and trying to do well for India.” 

Notably, India will take on Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 on September 17, Sunday in Colombo.