Pace is the biggest asset for Umesh Yadav. He began playing cricket with tennis and rubber ball and had no clue about bowling with a season ball. Umesh Yadav was recognised by one of the secretary at a ground where he used to practice for his express pace. He called him and asked if he wished to play district level cricket for Nagpur.
Yadav succeeded at district level as his eight-wicket haul brought him to the limelight. He was further advised to join the summer camp where one of the most ‘eventful’ situation of his life unfolded.
Umesh Yadav: I was thrown out for not having spikes, felt like quitting cricket
Umesh Yadav has still not forget the moment. It is still afresh in his mind. His first session at the summer camp ended up being thrown out from the ground for not having spikes. He felt like quitting but his friends advised him to take such moments in life with a pinch of salt and move on as their is plenty more to achieve in life.
“I was in summer camp, can never forget that, felt like I’ll leave cricket. When I entered the ground, my coach asked me my name. He then asked shoes?,” Umesh Yadav said on a episode of SpicyPitch for Cricbuzz.
“I said don’t have spikes, this is the shoes I have. He then told me you came to bowl without spikes, don’t you know it is required. He then said kisiko bhi bula lete ho, pata nai hain, yeh chahiye, woh chahiye. Aap jao yaha se
“I felt bad, thought of leaving,” Umesh Yadav added.
Yadav, 32, has come along way from there. He is one of the top fast bowlers for the national team and proved his prowess across formats. However, he has been in and out of the side, majorly because India have a problem of plenty as far as their fast bowling department is concerned.