Veteran Indian wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik has come out with an interesting noticeable judgement where he has talked about an Indian player who did not get that support from the teammates what he actually deserved.
Karthik feels that the experienced Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has always been consistent with the form in Test Cricket but he has to wait for his chance as Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma were there. Karthik feels that he only gets a chance when someone from them has an injury.
Speaking to Cricbuzz, Dinesh Karthik talked about the inspirational journey of Umesh, how a son of a coal miner who dreamt of becoming a police officer later ended his career of being the pacer for Indian Cricket Team.
“You have to understand his roots. He is a coal miner’s son, tried being part of the police academy. That did not work out and then he went into fast bowling and his growth rate at that stage, from 2008, when he started playing for Vidarbha, he made it to the Indian team in 2010, that’s a growth rate. Then he kept going until a certain point and the plateaued. When it happens to any cricketer, you feel hard done by. He is no different and he must have felt sad,” Karthik said.
He further added,”When you have an attack like Bumrah and Shami, the third one was always between Ishant and Umesh and a lot other times it would be Ishant, Shami and Umesh. But when they played two medium pacers in India it became Ishant and Shami at times.”
Karthik highlighted that Umesh Yadav was always overlooked by the management despite giving some good performance with the ball. He said that when Umesh Yadav got unsold in the mega auction of IPL 2022, it was one of his career’s low points.
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“He was always overlooked at times and that must have really hurt him because every time he came in he produced a two or three-wicket performance but was never good enough to hold on to that place. You know he was thrown out…I think the hardest time was when he was unsold at an auction. That must have hurt him really bad,” he said.
However, Umesh Yadav was later bought by KKR and the bowler ended the season by 16 wickets.