Umesh Yadav is the find of the season for Indian cricket team: Sourav Ganguly

Umesh Yadav has picked 17 wickets from four Tests in the ongoing series against Australia, including the three he took in the final match in Dharamsala on Monday.

cricket Updated: Mar 28, 2017 12:12 IST
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Umesh Yadav (L) and Ajinkya Rahane celebrate the dismissal of Australia's Nathan Lyon in Dharamsala.(REUTERS)

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is extremely impressed with the form exhibited by fast bowler Umesh Yadav in the ongoing Test series against Australia. (Dharamsala Test Day 4 BLOG)

The pacer from Vidharbha has picked 17 wickets from four Tests, including the three he took in the final match in Dharamsala on Monday. (Dharamsala Test Day 4 SCORECARD)

Commenting about the performance of Umesh in the series, Ganguly said, “To see an Australia team on the back foot against fast bowling is a great sign. Umesh, to me, is the find of the season. Hope he carries on the good form with the ball.”

The Cricket Association of Bengal, where Ganguly is the president, also praised spinner Kuldeep Yadav on his impressive debut.

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“Hopefully it’s the beginning of something very good,” said Ganguly to the reporters at the Eden Gardens.

According to Ganguly, “He is young. He will learn. Credit should go to (coach Anil) Kumble for giving him an opportunity. End of the day it’s the bowlers who will pick 20 wickets for you to win Test matches.”

Ganguly, who is the ambassador for FIFA U17 World Cup in India, is happy to see Kolkata getting the final of the marquee event.

“It’s great to see the final being played in Kolkata,” he quipped.

First Published: Mar 28, 2017 10:17 IST