India pacer Umesh Yadav bagged his career-best figures of six for 88 against the Windies in the first innings of Hyderabad Test, and Courtney Walsh, Bangladesh’s bowling coach, was left impressed with the performance.
Umesh Yadav bagged his maiden six-wicket haul in Tests
The fast bowler added the wicket of Devendra Bishoo to his list early on the second day. After that, he got rid of the centurion Roston Chase and Shannon Gabriel off consecutive deliveries to get his second five-wicket haul in Tests.
Moreover, it was a fantastic effort from Umesh Yadav who also took the wickets of Shai Hope (36), Shane Dowrich (30) and Jason Holder (52), in the first innings. His teammate and spinner, Kuldeep Yadav also supported him, as he picked up three wicket s from his spell.
However, the 30-year old was the lone pacer who took the responsibility to rattle the Windies batting lineup in Hyderabad, as Shardul Thakur got injured early on.
Meanwhile, Walsh said Umesh had bowled well, as he took the onus on himself. The legendary pacer added repaying the trust of your captain makes him believe in you more.
I am impressed with him – Walsh
“Tremendous set up for them. He was one short of a fast bowling partner break down after ten balls he was on his own. The captain has given the ball to him to break partnerships.
I mean he did answer that and a lot of people saying that his percentage is not good and he is expensive. Sometimes you have to look at the context of the game, and he was on his own,” Courtney Walsh said.
Furthermore, Courtney Walsh said it was a difficult task to get six wickets on a flat pitch, and he’s glad to see Umesh bowling lethal and fast on such tracks.
“He had given everything he had and had got the award. It was a flat wicket and a fast bowler getting six wickets. If you are asking from a team point of view, I think his effort has got Indian deposition right now.” Courtney Walsh added.