Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah was blessed with a baby boy on Monday. He took to the microblogging site X (formerly Twitter) to confirm the news, revealing the name of the newest member of his family.
“Our little family has grown & our hearts are fuller than we could ever imagine! This morning we welcomed our little boy, Angad Jasprit Bumrah into the world. We are over the moon and can’t wait for everything this new chapter of our lives brings with it ❤️ - Jasprit and Sanjana,” Bumrah wrote.
Earlier on Sunday, News18 Cricketnext reported that Bumrah left for Mumbai for the birth of his first child and will not feature in the Asia Cup contest vs Nepal on September 4.
A BCCI official had confirmed that there are no injury concerns for the fast bowler as he headed back home due to “personal reasons” and will rejoin the team for the Super 4 stage.
“Yes, Bumrah is heading to Mumbai for personal reasons. It is not an injury concern or anything else and he will rejoin the squad for the Super 4 stage of the tournament,” the official told Cricketnext
Bumrah didn’t bowl in the opening game vs Pakistan as no play was possible due to rain after India’s batting. The 29-year-old returned after a lengthy injury layoff for the three T20Is vs Ireland. He was assigned to lead the team in the tour where produced some impressive performances with the ball.
The speedster joined Team India’s preparatory camp for the Asia Cup in Alur and also participated in several match-simulation drills and skill-based sessions.
Ahead of the Pakistan clash, captain Rohit Sharma spoke about having Bumrah back with the team.
“Playing after a long time it was good to see Jasprit Bumrah back on the ground. He is an important part of our team. It felt good he and Prasidh Krishna played two matches on the Ireland tour and bowled well there which is a good sign for us. They worked hard in the NCA during the rehabilitation period," Rohit had said.