Indian speedster Umesh Yadav bowled a brilliant spell early in Australia’s second innings on Day 3 of the fourth Test in Dharamsala and he completely enjoyed it as well. He bagged two wickets in his first spell and took the third one towards the end of the innings and helped his team to restrict Australia to a total of 137 runs.
Soon after Australia’s collapse, Umesh discussed the performance of Indian pacers with fellow bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who dismissed Steve Smith. Yadav said, “The way their pacers were bowling bouncers, especially Pat Cummins, the plan in the second innings was to bowl as many bouncers as possible.”
He further elaborated, “We had to win the match and this being the last Test of the season, I felt that we had to give some effort. When I was batting, I received two-three bouncers. After going back (to the dressing room), I decided that I would show them I can bowl bouncers too. At the same time, I had to make sure that I kept control while being aggressive.”
Bhuvneshwar accepted that he bowled consistent bouncers to David Warner because he wanted to have a go at the opener for a taunt he had made during India’s innings. He said, “When I had gone to bat, Pat Cummins was bowling. Warner was asking me if he was bowling too fast, so when I served him the bouncer, I asked him if this was too fast.”