“I am not sure about the 100th Test but I’ll try to play as much as possible”, Umesh Yadav

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Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav

Indian bowler Umesh Yadav who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022 says he is not sure whether he will play for the next five years.

Will Umesh Yadav Continue to Play for India

Ahead of IPL 2022 Mega Auction, Umesh Yadav has been released by Delhi Capitals whereas KKR picked him at his base price of INR 2 crores in the mega auction event.

KKR fails to qualify for the IPL 2022 playoff and finished at the 7th position in IPL 2022 points table. KKR have won just 6 matches out of 14 league matches they played.

In those 14 league matches, Umesh has been included in the 12 matches where he bagged 16 wickets at an economy of 7.06 which includes a 4 wicket haul.

Indian selectors neglected Umesh Yadav’s IPL 2022 performances and turned their back on him by not picking him for the South Africa tour of India 2022. Selectors, on the other hand, gave a chance to youngsters including Umran Malik, Mohsin Khan, and Arshdeep Singh to showcase their bowling skills.

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav(Image Source: BCCI)

When asked about his future plans, the 33 old bowler states that it is difficult for him to say whether he will play for the next 5 years.

“It’s difficult to say whether I will play for the next five years. I am just thinking about my small goals with each passing year. Now I am 33 (34)… when I turn 36, a lot will depend on how my body reacts. If I stay injury-free, my body continues running.

Once you get injured, you have to think about the recovery process. As of now, I am just thinking about playing good cricket and playing many more Test matches for the country,” Umesh told Indranil Basu in a video shared on the SGTV YouTube channel.

“I am not sure about the 100th Test but I’ll try to play as much as possible. Playing Tests has got a different kind of emotion.

You make an impact if you say, ‘I have played 70-80 Test matches for the country. People think that you have got something, which has helped you achieve the milestone,” he further added.

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh lauds Umesh Yadav for his comeback performance in IPL 2022.

Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh

“Umesh Yadav has made a splendid comeback. Some players really benefit from being in the right team and with Umesh, it’s like he enjoyed playing for KKR. This team gave him that confidence,” Bhajji had said.