India have registered a convincing win over Bangladesh in their maiden day-night Test at the historic Eden Garden in Kolkata by an innings and 46-runs. The seamers made the winning foundation for India where Ishant Sharma bagged a fifer in the first innings and Umesh Yadav took a five-wicket haul in the second innings. However, they shared the secret of their success with Rohit Sharma in their recent interview of bcci.tv.
However, Umesh Yadav recently said that tweaking the bowling grip helped him achieve better control and more consistency in the game.
“Tweaking my bowling grip helped immensely,” Yadav said. “My grip was different earlier so one or two balls would swing while a couple of them would either get deflected from the legs or run down the leg side for boundaries as byes. So it was difficult to control with this grip.”
He further explained how his outswinger became consistent and he has managed to bowl inswinger as well.
“So I spoke to my coaches and also while discussing within ourselves, I felt when I hold the ball properly, I have more control and chances of moving the ball. So my outswinger became consistent and I could also throw in a few inswingers after making that change,” Umesh Yadav further said who finished the figures of 8/81.
Fellow pacer Ishant Sharma claimed a total of 9 wickets in the game where he said that changing his wrist position helped him to create angles which created trouble for the batsmen.
“I created angles in my bowling on the basis of my wrist position. If I come round the wicket to the left-hander, it would be more difficult for the batsman,” Ishant Sharma said. “Before that, I used to bowl but I couldn’t get the edge because it would land on the off stump and would go out. Now, I bowl at the stumps, so it becomes difficult for the batsman.”