We are going to have a lot of fun in Sri Lanka: Umesh Yadav to India Today

first_imgWith the coach selection drama playing out like a reality show over the last two months with multiple twists and turns, the Indian team members, most affected, were keeping a close eye. When a reaction was sought, a lot of them have preferred to stay mum.CLICK TO WATCH FULL INTERVIEW Seamer Umesh Yadav, who played 12 of the 13 Test matches in the long home Test season during the Anil Kumble tenure, however, did not skirt the question. “My way of thinking is whichever coach comes, there is something to learn. I try to better myself and learn what works for me,” Umesh told India Today before departing for Sri Lanka.The Vidarbha pacer’s strength and fitness to not only last the long season without injury but also bowl at his express best particularly against Australia is a testament to his growth as a fast bowler.Whether Kumble’s wealth of knowledge played any part, one would never know. But going by the jovial mood the team carried from Mumbai before taking off for Colombo, its certain the Ravi Shastri-Bharat Arun combination has brought back some comfort level in the dressing room.”I have worked with this coaching staff in the past. We know their thinking process matches ours. I don’t think it makes a dramatic difference. But Ravi Sir and and Bharat Arun Sir are jolly people and I think we are going to have a lot of fun in Sri Lanka,” he opined.Indian cricket fans would hope the fun on tour is a reflection of positive results on the pitch. And the team can feed of the positive energy Shastri brings to the dressing room.advertisementlast_img