Melbourne: India's young bowling sensation Umesh Yadav was a bit nervous bowling at the likes of Ricky Ponting in his first Test against Australia but said Sachin Tendulkar's advice hugely boosted his confidence as he took three crucial wickets on the opening day on Monday.
Yadav was seen receiving a lot of encouragement from Tendulkar and the young pacer revealed the Indian legend told him to bowl fuller length deliveries to get wickets.
"Even against West Indies, at mid off or mid-on, he just boosts my confidence. He does not tell me anything particular, just asks me to bowl in my areas. He told me that in India you could get away by bowling back of length stuff. Here in Australia, it's important to bowl a fuller length," Yadav told reporters at the press conference after first day's play.