Umesh Yadav Biography:
Full NAME: Umesh Yadav
Father’s name: Tilak Yadav
Mother’s name: Late Kishori Devi
Brother’s name: Ramesh Yadav
Chest Size: 42
Biceps Size: 14
Waist Size: 32
Skin Colour: Wheatish
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Home Town: Govindpur, Deoria, Uttar Pradesh
Address: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
School: Government Higher Secondary School, Walani
Debut Test- 6 November 2011 vs West Indies in Delhi
ODI- 28 May 2010 vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
T20- 7 August 2012 vs Sri Lanka in Pallekele
Favourite Player: Virat Kohli
Favourite Sport: Cricket
Favourite Politician: Narendra Modi
Favourite Actor: Shah Rukh Khan , Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Place: Mauritius
Favourite Food: Saoji Favorite Player: Virat Kohli
Favourite Sport: Cricket
Favorite Politician: Narendra Modi
Favourite Actor: Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Place: Mauritius
Favourite Food: Saoji
The first Vidarbha cricketer to represent India in Test cricket, Umesh Yadav is known for his fierce pace bowling. Yadav, 32, made his ODI debut on 28th May 2010 and was an integral part of India’s 2015 World Cup team. He was, in fact, the highest wicket-taker for India in the World Cup.
UMESH YADAV: FROM JOINING POLICE FORCE TO BECOMING A CRICKETER
Umesh Yadav was born on 25th October 1987. Growing up, Umesh Yadav wanted to be a police officer or get into the Army. He also had a fascination for cricket; however, due to financial stress in the house, he couldn’t play for any club.
To make a career in Armed forces, he applied to join the Army and Police officer only to walk back unsuccessfully.
With a family to feed, Yadav turned back to cricket and was selected to play in the plate league of the Ranji Trophy for Vidarbha in 2007 because of his experience of playing with the leather ball.
FIRST CLASS CRICKET:
Yadav made his first-class cricket debut for Vidarbha against Madhya Pradesh in 2008-09 Ranji Trophy. He claimed four wickets for 72 runs in the first innings. He didn’t get to bowl in the second innings as they lost the game by 10 wickets.
Yadav represented Vidarbha in four matches that season, taking as many as 20 wickets at an average of 14.60 with the best figures of 6/105.
Yadav was soon selected to play for the Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy.
UMESH YADAV MADE HIS IPL DEBUT FOR DELHI DAREDEVILS IN 2008
His fierce pace bowling and shortages of fast bowlers in India meant Yadav’s IPL contract wasn’t far away. A lot of franchises were keen to buy the services of the well-built Indian fast bowler. In the 2008 edition of IPL, Delhi Daredevils bought Umesh Yadav $30,000. He made his IPL debut in the same year, picking 6 wickets in 6 games at an average of 30.66.
UMESH YADAV MADE HIS ODI DEBUT ON 28TH MAY 2010
In the 2010 Zimbabwe Tri-Series, Umesh Yadav was handed his ODI cap. He played his first ODI international in the first match of the series against Zimbabwe. India surprisingly lost the game. Defending a target of 285, Indian bowlers couldn’t pick wickets regularly as Zimbabwe finished the game with 10 balls remaining. Yadav bowled 8 overs in the game, giving away 48 runs without losing a wicket.
UMESH YADAV PLAYED MADE HIS TEST DEBUT AGAINST WEST INDIES ON 6TH NOVEMBER 2011
Umesh Yadav became the first cricketer from Vidarbha to represent India in Test cricket in 2011. He made his debut in Tests against West Indies in 2011. Umesh Yadav claimed two wickets in his debut Test and seven in the next before he sat out in the third test.
Umesh Yadav put on a show of his fierce fast bowling in the Australia tour, which followed thereafter. India were whitewashed in the series 4-0, however, produced a Test match specialist in Umesh Yadav who picked up 14 wickets in four matches and thereby becoming the highest wicket-taker for the team.
Just when he was making an impression in the international circuit, Yadav suffered an injury for the second time in his career which led him to be out of the contention for one year.
CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2013
Umesh Yadav made his way back into the team in the 2013 Champions Trophy. Yadav didn’t have a great tournament, fetching 4 wickets in 5 matches at an average 49.50.
In the 2014-15 Border Gavaskar series down under, Yadav once again delivered for India, picking 11 wickets in three test matches. Ahead of the 2015 World Cup, Yadav was in an outstanding run of form. He played his first-ever ICC World Cup in 2015 and made the tournament his own.
2015 World Cup
India reached the semi-finals of the world cup and a lot of credit must be given to Indian fast bowler, Umesh Yadav. Yadav picked as many as 18 wickets in the tournament and ended the tournament as India’s highest wicket-taker. He picked 18 wickets in 8 games at an average of 17.83.
Umesh Yadav picked 4 crucial wickets in the semi-final of the World Cup, but couldn’t help India the game as India lost that game by a huge margin of 95 runs.
Umesh Yadav continued to deliver excellent performances in the longest format of cricket. However, because of less control, Umesh Yadav became a second-choice in One-Day internationals as the time progressed.
Umesh Yadav is currently an important member in India’s test bowling line up which also comprise the likes of Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. All four have helped India become the number one side in Test cricket. India bowling attack in Tests is arguably considered to be the best in the history of the game.
With the emergence of Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav didn’t get a lot of chances after 2019.
Umesh Yadav, in his stellar international career, has played 46 Tests and 75 One-Day internationals, picking up 144 and 106 wickets respectively.
LESSER-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT UMESH YADAV:
- Umesh had a fascination for Armed forces and applied for Army but failed.
- He then applied for the job of a Police constable but destiny had other plans.
- Having failed to get a constable job by 2 points. As a result of which, he turned back to cricket to make it as his profession.
- Umesh Yadav was the highest wicket-taker for India in the 2015 World Cup. He took 18 wickets in 8 matches he played in the tournament.