As Indian cricket team gears up for its first match in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019, lethal pacer Jasprit Bumrah was taken for a doping test on Monday.
A dope control official took the pacer for conducting a test during the team’s practice session at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton.
There were a total of two sittings in the test. In the first round, Bumrah was taken for a urine test and after 45 minutes, the blood sample of the pacer was taken.
Under every ICC event, every Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) player has to undergo a doping test conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
A BCCI source confirmed that Bumrah was indeed taken for a doping test. However, the source did not reveal whether any other player is scheduled to undergo a doping test.
Ever since he made his debut in 2016, Bumrah has been Virat Kohli’s first choice fast bowler. So far in 49 ODI matches he has picked up 85 wickets. But what stands out is his economy rate of 4.51 and a strike rate of 29.47, thus making him the x-factor in the team.