I Only Show My Aggression In Bowling, Says Umesh Yadav After His Dharamsala Spell
India fast-bowler Umesh Yadav has revealed what fired him up to bowl a fiery spell in the second innings of the Dharamsala Test against Australia.
After the Indian players were peppered with some short bowling from Pat Cummins during the first innings, the Indian pace duo- Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav- came out all guns blazing on a bouncy Dharamsala track.
Yadav in particular, caused all sorts of troubles for the visiting batsmen with his pace and bounce, as the Indian pacers reduced the Australian team to 31 for three before the spinners joined the party and bowled the visitors out for only 137.
“I really enjoyed bowling on this wicket. They way the Australians bowlers had bowled… Pat Cummins was bowling bouncers. So, I felt we bowled less bouncers in the second innings. That’s why it was planned to bowl as many bouncers as possible in the second innings with the new ball. I really enjoyed bowling those delivers, bowled the bouncers with all my heart.”
Yadav further said that facing the chin music during his short stay on the crease fired him to bowl the deadly bouncers.
“It was planned but there was a grudge because when I went to bat, I faced two-three bouncers. After that I thought even our chance will come and even we can bowl bouncers. However, I had to bowl the bouncers with control. There was aggression but I had to be in control.”
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“When I started bowling the bouncers, I thought they were a bit uncomfortable and when I started hitting the length, they got confused whether the ball will bounce or not and they couldn’t understand how to play those deliveries.
“I didn’t have to sledge as they were dismissed pretty early. Everyone knows that I don’t sledge and I only show my aggression in bowling,” he added.
Meanwhile, the hosts are chasing 105 to win the match. India were 19 for no loss at stumps, needing another 87 runs to win the series inside four days and reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy at home for consecutive time.
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