Jai Singh, the former Ranji cricketer and father of Indian off-spinner Jayant Yadav, has passed away today in Delhi. The news was broken by Yogendra Yadav who is the cousin of late cricketer. He was a manager of in-flight service at Air India.
Jayant and his family, which consists of his mother and two sisters, will performed the last rites at Lodi Road.
Yogendra Yadav tweeted: “Sad to announce passing away of my cousin Jai Singh, Ranji player and father of cricketer Jayant Yadav.”
Jai Singh has now distinctive career record but had a great influence on Jayant Yadav’s career. In an interview, Jayant credited his father for helping him develop interest in cricket. He revealed that he wouldn’t have been a cricketer if his cricket crazy father had not taken him to the academy in Delhi where he started to learn the basics of the game.
Son, An Up-and-coming Long Format Talent
Jayant Yadav has seen his career turn upside down in the last couple of years. His breakthrough came after his stint with Indian Premier League Franchise, Delhi Daredevils. Later, he grabbed limelight with his performances in the 2016 Ranji Trophy season where he picked 33 wickets with a strike rate of 32.2 which was the best among all bowlers.
These performances led to his selection in the India A squad and enabled him earn his Test debut against England on November 17th. So far, he has played 4 Tests and has picked 11 wickets and scored 228 runs including a century and a fifty.
This all-round skills has made him one of the best spin bowling all-rounder in the country.