Jayant Yadav made his Test debut at Visakhapatnam    AFP
Jayant Yadav made his Test debut at Visakhapatnam AFP

As Jayant Yadav makes an impressive debut during the second Test between India and England at Visakhapatnam, former India player Sunil Gavaskar praised the cricketer’s skills. Yadav his Test cap at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, where he had earlier made his One-Day International (ODI). Yadav has had an attractive First-Class career, playing 42 matches and scalping 117 wickets with his right-arm off-spin. He also scored 1548 runs. On his Test debut, he scored 35 runs in the first innings while bagged a solitary wicket bowling to England in their first innings. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 2nd Test at Vizag

Talking to ndtv.com, Gavaskar said, “He (Yadav) batted sensibly. His partnership with Ashwin was a major factor in taking India past 400. In bowling, Yadav has a nice easy action, nice follow through. He also took a wicket, and contributed in the field too. If anybody does that in the first Test, he certainly belongs to the highest level.”

Talking about India’s performance on field, he said, “Outstanding work all around. Ground fielding has improves by leaps and bounds in recent times. Run out of Hameed was a turning point. England were doing good till then.”

He also spoke about India’s use of DRS. “India’s use of DRS has been a mixed bag so far. Wicketkeeper’s role is crucial in taking a call as he is the one who sees the line where the ball is pitching.”

At stumps of Day Three, India have a lead of 298 runs with 7 more wickets in hand.