India pacer Umesh Yadav reckons that Mohammed Shami and he need to take more responsibility being the senior bowlers in the Indian team. He said they gave 15-20 extra runs in the 4th ODI against Australia in Bangalore.
According to the reports of Indian Express, Vidarbha express said, “We know we lost the game but batsmen put in a good effort. We gave 15-20 runs extra and we have to control that. Mohammed Shami and I played after a long time. But, we are senior bowlers and have to take responsibility. We have to bowl whatever the team needs from us. There is a little bit like good balls and bad balls but I think everything went well. As fast bowlers, Shami and I have to take more responsibility at death overs otherwise everything is okay.”
India and Australia will lock horns in Nagpur to play the final ODI of the five-match series. During the pre-match press-conference, Umesh has always taken these things as a challenge and till he his body is fit, he said, “I think ODIs will continue to be played more than Tests and I like Test cricket because you have time. Challenges like picking wickets on slow wickets as a fast bowler. These things bring more confidence in you and you become accurate because you know how to bowl on this wicket and focus more on bowling there.”
He further elaborated, “I think I am more than happy to play Test cricket. In ODIs, you have less time due to format. It’s good if you play both ODIs and Test but I think it’s good for me to play cricket in any format. In my age I would love to play all formats and it’s good for me. I would love to play all formats.”
The Vidarbha express also stressed on the recovery period of a pacer and how the BCCI has done well to distribute the load of the Indian pacers, he concluded, “It is very good for fast bowlers. If you play continuous Test cricket, it’s lots of load for the fast bowlers because you play in sub-continent and there’s no pace and bounce in wickets. You have to put in 110 percent. It is hard for us to come back in ODIs with the same intensity and it’s difficult. It’s better to get some rest to recover small niggles. I appreciate this concept as we get to rest.”