Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Pacer Yadav wants to be India’s McGrath


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Ahmedabad: Inspired by Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath, the newest addition to the Indian pace attack, Umesh Yadav, wants to be a line and length specialist.

“I like Glenn McGrath personally. In my life I would try that I get as close as possible to his bowling,” Yadav told reporters here today ahead of India’s third ODI against the West Indies at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Motera tomorrow.

“McGrath is my hero and I am inspired by him and trying to bowl like him,” said the Vidarbha bowler, who has struck a good combination with another up and coming bowler Varun Aaron. Yadav had been impressive in the preceding Test series against the Caribbean islanders too and has taken that form into the limited over series with five wickets in two matches.

Yadav, who is set to leave for Australia with some senior members of the squad said the extra days would help him get adjusted to the wicket.”Indian wickets are different from the Australian. If I get some extra days it would be better for me ,” he said.

The 24-year-old player said was not targetting any particular Australian batsman on the tour.

“The wicket of every player is important as it would benefit my team.” (PTI)


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