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Thanked God, Saha for getting those wickets: Umesh Yadav

by Saurabh Sharma Oct 13, 2019 • 17:08 PM

Pune, Oct 13: Umesh Yadav was all praise for wicketkeeper Wriddiman Saha after India won their second Test against South Africa by an innings and 137 runs and sealed a 2-0 series win. Umesh dismissed Theunis de Bruyn in both the South African innings and on both occassions the wickets came due to brilliant catches from Ssaha.

"I think I should treat him for those wickets down leg-side and that first catch, and I think they are Saha's wickets," Umesh said in a post-match interview.

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"I thought they were going for boundaries, that's always the thought when it's down leg-side, but I was thanking God and Saha that I got those wickets."

Umesh has found it difficult to get a foothold in the team but has performed whenever he has got a chance. In the second Test, he was the joint hioghest wicket taker accross two innings.

"There is a healthy competition in the side, and I knew that if I get a chance, I had to grab it. I had taken 10 wickets in the last home match in Hyderabad (2018 vs West Indies), and I was confident about bowling in India. I had a good mindset and I was happy that I executed my skills on the ground," he said.

Saha said that the bowlers bowl at him during training which gives him good practice with the moving ball.

"Our trainers help us out with stretches, ice-baths, and we are trained for the match-day really well, so credit to them for my fitness as well as my wicketkeeping performance," he said.