Yadav won't give up

Yadav won't give up

The writing on the wall was clear for India at the end of the second day of the third Test, but Umesh Yadav believed that there was sill some fight left in the Indian camp.

“We are not thinking about 3-0, or anything like that at the moment. There’s still three days left in this match, and we need to keep thinking that we can fight back,” Yadav said.

The Vidarbha lad completed his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests, but Yadav said it would hurt a lot if India lose the match on the morrow. “It’s a happy feeling to get a five-wicket haul in Tests. But that will not count for anything if the team loses the match, and it really hurts,” he said.

Asked whether he felt anything special getting the big wicket of Ricky Ponting, Yadav said, “All wickets are special for me, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s Ponting or Clarke.”

Yadav had also taken a good catch off Ishant Sharma to dismiss David Warner, who made a marauding 180. Yadav said he felt jittery while getting ready to take the catch. “Warner was batting on 180, and I felt a bit nervous going for the catch because if I had dropped the catch, then it would have been bad for the team,” he said.

Yadav said it was a learning experience to see Australian fast bowlers operating in the series. “Australian bowlers bowl in one area consistently, that makes it so tough for the batsmen. Here, I haven’t done much different from what I have been doing throughout the series, and today I hit the right areas more often,” he said.

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