As Indian team gears up for its first match in the ongoing Cricket World Cup, Men in Blue's lethal pacer Jasprit Bumrah was taken for a doping test on Monday.
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.
Meanwhile, Team India underwent a full member training session at the Rose Bowl stadium ahead of their first ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match against South Africa.
Skipper Virat Kohli, who sustained a small injury on the thumb during the last practice session, looked in good shape and spent time at the ground. He practiced and was also seen bowling to Rohit Sharma in the nets.
The most experienced player, MS Dhoni was seen in fielding session with the coach and later he moved to the nets to enhance his batting. Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Kedar Jadhav were seen batting as well.Apart from the batsmen, bowling unit comprising Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and
Kuldeep Yadav bowled in nets. Bumrah was seen with the head coach Ravi Shastri for quite a long discussion.
During the practice session, Cheif Selector MSK Prasad was watching the players from the pavilion. This may be the last practice session before the team's opening match against South Africa, scheduled on June 5.