Aaron and I gel well: Yadav
Ahmedabad, Dec 5: On the eve of the third one-day match against the touring West Indies side, pacer Umesh Yadav expressed his happiness at the recent opportunity to represent India. The pacer also spoke about bowling with Varun Aaron and the forthcoming Australia tour at the pre-match press conference.
On being part of the Indian team
It has been a good experience for me. I get to share the dressing room [with some of the seniors] and can learn quite a lot. It was bad luck [that] I couldn’t play against South Africa but I’m quite happy that I got to play now.
On the difference between bowling in Tests and ODIs
Normally there is a lot of difference. In Tests you have a lot of time while ODIs are a fast-paced format where you have only 10 overs to bowl. Within that you have to save runs and also take wickets. In Tests you need to be consistent and need to bowl in particular areas.
On the 2-0 series-lead
We are 2-0 ahead and we have put on a good show in our previous matches. We will try to keep our performances up and try to win the match.
On bowling with Varun Aaron
When we bowl together, it is a good experience as we are both pace bowlers. We gel well; when he is taking wickets from one end, I need to keep the other end tight and vice versa. We have a good connection going.
On the second ODI at Visakhapatnam
We bowled well but it was just that [Ravi] Rampaul played well. We tried everything from changing the bowlers to getting in the spinners and changing the sides. Whatever we could do we did.
On the last-wicket stand with Aaron in the first ODI in Cuttack
I kept my cool when we came to bat as the tail. I just wanted to play and take the singles or two as we needed 11 runs. Even Varun told me to take the ones and twos.
On the forthcoming series against Australia
I don’t have a particular dream [nor am I looking to] target any one batsman. When I play against them, all the wickets are important whether it is [Michael] Clarke or [Ricky] Ponting […] If get to go there early, it is going to help me. I will get enough time to practice and get used to the conditions there.
On Glenn McGrath
McGrath is my hero. I would like to be consistent in line and length like he was.