s serious than it initially appeared. After a brief assessment, Bumrah returned to his bowling mark and continued to bowl with full intensity. The entire Indian cricket community collectively breathed a sigh of relief, as an injury to Bumrah so close to the World Cup would have been a major concern.

Despite the positive outcome, the images of the incident did look alarming. Bumrah briefly left the field to make an adjustment to his shoe but promptly returned to complete his spell.

Questions remained about Bumrah’s fitness, as he once again left the field after completing his first spell. Dominic Cork, in the commentary box, noted that Bumrah had also left the field after his first spell in the match against Pakistan the previous night. He was subsequently seen with the team’s physio.

Meanwhile, the India-Sri Lanka match hung in the balance at that point. On a pitch that played differently from the previous night, India had been bowled out for 213 runs, with Wellage taking 5 wickets and Asalanka capturing 4 wickets. In response, Bumrah and Siraj claimed the first three wickets, with Kuldeep and Jadeja accounting for the next three wickets.

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