Bowler Umesh Yadav Puts Batting Failure To Bad LuckPerth, Jan 14: Young Indian pacer Umesh Yadav, who took five wickets in an exceptional spell of sustained hostile bowling at the WACA today, conceded that the batting failure was not helping the visiting team's
Perth, Jan 14: Young Indian pacer Umesh Yadav, who took five wickets in an exceptional spell of sustained hostile bowling at the WACA today, conceded that the batting failure was not helping the visiting team's cause in the third cricket Test against Australia here.
“The batsmen are not able to make runs. Put it to bad luck or anything. Each and every batsman is trying very hard but unfortunately, it's not happening,” said Yadav who took his maiden five wicket haul in Australia's first innings.
Two moments of Yadav (5/93) stood out—first when he claimed the prized scalp of Ricky Ponting and second, the catch he took in the outfield to dismiss David Warner for 180.
“Ponting or Clarke, every wicket is important to me. But I was a bit nervous taking that catch against Warner as he was batting on 180. I was thinking what would happen to the team if I was to spill that chance,” Yadav said at the post-match press conference after second day's play.
The Indians, including Yadav, were taken to cleaners by rampant Warner and company on the first evening but they roared back today. Yadav did not think they bowled any differently today than they had done yesterday.
“There is no change in the wicket. Warner is a strokeplayer, he was able to hit and we were having a problem yesterday. We were not able to coordinate. But we started well today and I'm happy now,” said Yadav.
“I have been practicing to bowl fuller length. Sometimes you are able to do it and sometimes you can't. But it's a learning curve for me,” he said.
Asked about the feeling of Sachin Tendulkar on being given out in a debatable LBW decision, Yadav said, “Sachin was disappointed but after umpire gives you out, you are out. You can't do anything about it. He was unhappy of course. “As for Laxman, I was sitting outside when he was out and he went inside (the dressing room).”