Delhi Capitals’ right-arm seamer Umesh Yadav is amongst the many pacers they have in their rich collection of them. The others in the category are Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, and Ripal Patel. While Umesh Yadav might not be in the first-choice playing XI, he continues to show commitment in the practice sessions, evidenced by his one-handed catch.
The Delhi Capitals’ official Twitter handle posted a video of Umesh Yadav bowling to Ajinkya Rahane. Ajinkya Rahane only managed to get a leading edge and the veteran seamer leapt to his left, plucking the ball with one hand. Delhi Capitals’ assistant coach Pravin Amre, who was standing at the umpire’s position also clapped at Umesh’s effort.
Umesh Yadav, who the Delhi Capitals bought for INR 1 crore in the IPL 2021 auction, did not have a promising season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore last year. The Vidharba pacer featured in two matches and ended wicketless, conceding runs at 11.86 runs per over. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals enjoyed a sensational start to their IPL 2021 campaign as they beat Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets.
The 138-run stand between Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw laid the foundation for their 189-run target set by the yellow army in Mumbai. With Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje to strengthen their pace attack in the following matches, it would only make them strong and probably end their quest of clinching their maiden title this year. Capitals’s next clash is against the Rajasthan Royals on the 15th of April in Mumbai.
Below is the clip of Umesh Yadav’s one-handed catch during a practice session:
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 13, 2021