By CricketCountry Staff
Canberra: Dec 23, 2011
India pacer Umesh Yadav is happy with the praise he has received from the international cricket fraternity, but adds that he wants to grab attention with his good performance in Australia Test series.
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell had praised Yadav for his impressive debut in the Test series against West Indies, but the Indian bowler doesn’t want to read too much into it.
"It's always encouraging when people say nice things about you, but I don't want to get carried away. I would prefer if they talk highly about me after this Test series," Yadav said.
Yadav said his preparation for the important first Test match starting on Boxing Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is ideal.
"I bowled a little within myself during the warm-ups... was trying to preserve myself for the real test. But I was happy with whatever little I bowled, it was important before the Test series. It was good to bowl alongside Zaheer Khan. I still want to learn a lot about fast bowling from him," he told MiD DAY.
The right-arm pacer hopes that the curator at MCG prepares a track which provides a good contest.
"Even if they are saying that it would have so much bounce, I doubt it. I think they will mostly prepare a pitch that will help both batsmen and bowlers for a period of five days -- a good Test match wicket," said the 24-year-old.