Handful at home: the creation of Umesh Yadav 2.0

INDORE: September 12, 2019. When the Freedom Series team was announced, Umesh Yadav The name was on the XI of the Chairman of the Board instead of the national side.

In his nine-year international career, Yadav has seen many ups and downs, but it was certainly a blow. After all, the Vidarbha pacemaker had not done much wrong.

In the last home test that India had played before the South Africa series, Yadav had made a 10-wicket tour. Yadav was only the third Indian pacemaker after Kapil Dev who did it twice and Javagal Srinath , to pack 10 wickets in a home test

No wonder, Yadav, who turned 32 last month, was dejected. Some doubts also arose in his mind. However, it was only for a brief period. His better half, Tanya, said that Yadav continued with his usual routine, since it was the only way to recover. At first I was a bit annoyed, but quickly recovered. Umesh is aware that he is part of a world-class unit and has to do well every time the opportunity presents itself, Tanya told TOI.


Star pacemaker of India Jasprit Bumrah then he was injured and they called Yadav as a replacement. After warming the banks during the series against Australia and the Antilles, Yadav was eager to make a significant contribution.

The smile came back with Adrian Markam's wickets and Dean Elgar in the Pune test. The pacemaker played a crucial role in the clean sweep of India against South Africa, where the wickets didn't have much to offer for the rapids. Yadav collected 11 wickets in two tests at an impressive average of 12.18. His hit rate of 21.2 was the best among all bowlers.

Even the opposition was amazed at Yadav's performance. Pattern Faf du Plessis He praised Yadav after the series. South Africa's performance assistant coach Prasanna Agoram, who has seen Yadav since taking a five-wicket course against a team full of South Zone stars in 2009, feels that Yadav now means business.

It's a huge difference between Umesh of 2009 and 2019. I like his attitude. He is a calm and quiet guy who listens to advice from everyone but has his own mind. This Umesh Yadav means business. He is more mature. He has got great skills and a sensible head on his shoulders, Agoram told TOI.


Agoram had armed the South African players with detailed analysis about Yadav. When I've played in a warm-up game against us, I've got Dean Elgar in the second over. The South Africans hold him in high regard. Whenever the captain demands a wicket, I've provided a breakthrough, he said.

After a career start race full of injuries and inconsistent performances, Yadav has been a regular on the Indian side. He was the world leader in India during the home test series against New Zealand, England and Australia in 2016-17.

Bumrah's appearance meant that someone had to give way. Unfortunately, Yadav was that guy every time.

It must have been disappointing, but Umesh looked at the positive side of the coin. Umesh is very quiet and safe. He knows there is competition for places. He has immense self-confidence about what he can contribute. He has a positive mindset and always works very hard to overcome his deficiencies. Umesh knew he would get it. your chances and when you have them, you will have to be ready, Tanya said.

An average IPL prompted him to take a short break and that rejuvenated him. After the break, he returned to his routine. He would discuss and work on his bowling with Subroto (Bannerjee) sir, he added.

That job seems to be paying off.