Adelaide: Gautam Gambhir has termed Umesh Yadav the find of the tour, and India's possible answer to the fast bowlers who have tormented their batsmen for long. He said it was time people stopped saying India can't produce fast bowlers. However, Gambhir's optimism about Yadav doesn't quite reconcile with the team management's. Before Yadav played the game against Australia on February 12, he had last bowled in a competitive environment on January 27.
When he got a limited-overs game, though, Yadav bowled 10 overs for just 49, bowling inside Powerplays and at the death, removing two dangerous-looking batsmen, Michael Clarke and Peter Forrest. "Umesh for me is the find of the tour," Gambhir said. "Someone who can bowl 150 consistently. It's time we can give back to the opposition what we have been receiving for years and years."
"Someone who can hit the deck hard and bowl 150 consistently can rattle any batsman in the world, even the greats … 150 coming at you is always tough to face. Especially in the middle overs. The way he bowled for those two crucial wickets was fantastic. More than the wickets, 149-150 consistently is a great find, and hopefully we can try and develop him as a match-winner for us. Still early days, hopefully he can go on for a long time, and try and take lots and lots of wickets."