Indian pacer Umesh Yadav recently revealed that he will be playing International cricket for next two to three years considering his body workload.
The right-arm pacer added that he can pull his body for a few years more as he has been around in the longest format of the game for quite some time now but didn’t get that opportunity to play lot of matches.
Yadav, though, has been India’s leading bowler after Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Ishant Sharma. Having made his debut for India in 2011, Yadav has played 48 Test matches so far and picked up 148 wickets. He has also played 75 ODIs for India, and last played in October 2018.
He also talked about the resurgence of young players who are coming through the ranks which is good for Indian cricket in years to come however stressed on his interest to continue playing cricket for few more years in detail.
“I am 33 now and I know that I can mostly pull my body for another two or three years, and there will be some youngsters who will be arriving (to play). I feel this is just healthy because it ultimately ends up benefiting the team,” Umesh said to ESPNCricinfo.
He also talked about the workload management of fast bowlers where he suggested atleast five or six fast bowlers should be part of every series so that they can shuffled in different matches in order to decrease the stress of the players.
“When you have five or six fast bowlers on a tour of four or five Tests, you can play each one of them for two games to help reduce their stress and workload, so it helps that pack (of fast bowlers) play for longer,” Umesh added.
He will be seen in action for Delhi Capitals for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League. Over the years he has developed his game and became one of the prime fast bowler of the country.