Umesh Yadav’s father Tilak Yadav has passed away at the age of 74. He was undergoing treatment in Nagpur.
Umesh Yadav’s father Tilak Yadav has passed away at the age of 74. The father of this star fast bowler was ill for a long time and was undergoing treatment in his hometown Nagpur. He passed away on Thursday (February 23). After the early end of the second Test match against Australia, Amish and other members of Team India returned home.
Sports Talk reported that Tilak was a professional wrestler. Reports said that his last rites were performed on Thursday. Tilak worked in the Western Coalfields.
With the third Test of the Border-Gaskar Trophy still a week away, Amish is likely to be available for selection in the fixture. The right-arm pacer was on the bench in the first two matches. Umesh has regularly featured in the playing XI in home games over the years, but India opted to go with three spin-bowling all-rounders in the first two matches.
PSL 2023 : Angry Wasim Akram kicks chairs in dressing room after Karachi Kings’ frustrating loss in PSL
Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami are in good order ahead of Umesh and have played in the first two Tests. He is expected to retain his place for the third Test as well.
If the conditions are favourable, India can once again include three spinners in the playing XI. This would mean that the Amish would have to sit outside.
Umesh has played 54 Test matches since his debut in 2011. He last appeared in the Mirpur Test against Bangladesh in December 2022.
He has also played 75 ODIs and has taken 79 wickets in 50-over matches. Umesh, who was India’s leading wicket-taker in the 2015 World Cup, has not played an ODI since 2018. He has also donated 9 T20I caps. Umesh made a surprise return to the T20I squad just ahead of the 2022 T20 World Cup, but was not included in the squad for the ICC event.