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Ian Chappell praises Umesh Yadav for his terrific show

Chappell said the fire of Umesh did the trick for India.

By Rashmi Nanda -


Former Australian captain Ian Chappell heaped praise on Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav and said that he did a terrific job for India as well he has been a real hero for the hosts in Australia’s second innings in the fourth and final Test of the four-match Test series at Dharamsala.

Set a target of 106 to win the Dharamsala Test match as well the Bordar-Gavaskar Trophy, India were 19 for no loss at stumps on day three. And now on the fourth day of the play, India is currently need less than 50 runs to regain the Border Gavaskar series.

Chappell told 'ESPNcricinfo', “Umesh Yadav has been a real hero for India, and it's not just in this Test match, he has done well in the whole series and throughout the whole summer.”

He further added, “To perform in so many Test matches and to have that sort of fire that he had at the start of Australian second innings, it was almost like he was determined that Australia were going to lose quite a few wickets before they got rid of the arrears. I thought he did a terrific job. Really the fire of Umesh Yadav that did the trick for India.”

Chappell felt that the furious partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha in the first session of the third day hit the tourists hard.

Former Aussie skipper also gave credit to the stand-in Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane for backing his bowlers and giving them attacking the field.