Umesh Yadav © Getty Images
Umesh Yadav © Getty Images


Feb 12, 2014


Indian speedster Umesh Yadav was on Tuesday sold to the Kolkata Knight Riders in the  Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2014 for Rs 2.60 crore.


Yadav has played for Delhi Daredevils in the previous editions of the IPL.


The right-arm pacer has taken 43 wickets in the 47 matches in the T20 tournament.


Few months ago in an interview, Yadav pledged not to cut down on pace despite the hardships.


“As a fast bowler, I needed to have a clear mind about what my priorities are. My strength is to bowl consistently at a fast pace and that will always be my aim as long as I play for the national team,” Yadav told PTI during an interview.


The 25-year-old speedster said that if he ever has to cut down on his pace, it will create a “problem.”


“If I have been selected in the Indian team to play across all formats, it is because I have the sheer pace more than anything else. Even when I got injured last season [stress reaction in back], cutting down on pace never ever crossed my mind.


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