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Umesh Yadav


1. Umesh kumar Tilak Yadav (born 25 October 1987) is an Indian cricketer who currently plays for Vidarbha.

2. A right-arm fast medium bowler, Yadav has played for Vidarbha at domestic level since 2008 and is the first player from the team to have played Test cricket.

3. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe in May 2010.

4. The following year, in November, Yadav made his Test debut against the West Indies.

5. Yadav's father was a coalmine worker from Deoria district in Uttar Pradesh and Umesh grew up in Valli, a village of miners and their families. Before becoming a professional cricketer, Umesh Yadav unsuccessfully applied to join the army and the police force. In 2007–2008, having previously only ever played tennis ball cricket, Yadav began bowling with a leather ball and joined Vidarbha, an unfashionable team in the Plate League of the Ranji Trophy. Pritam Gandhe, Vidharbha's captain, supported Yadav and ensured he represented Air India in a twenty20 tournament. Of Yadav's early career Gandhe remarked "He was raw and wayward. But he was really quick – too quick. I thought that if he lands at least three out of six balls in line with the stumps, he will trouble batsmen."

6. On 3 November 2008 Yadav made his first-class debut for Vidarbha against Madhya Pradesh in the 2008–09 Ranji Trophy. His first wicket was that of Himalaya Sagar who was out bowled; Yadav did not bowl in Madhya Pradesh' second innings, but in the first claimed four wickets for 72 runs (4/72) as his team lost by ten wickets. He played in four of Vidarbha's Ranji matches that season, taking 20 wickets at an average of 14.60 with best figures of 6/105. Also in the 2008/09 season, Yadav made his one-day debut.

7. From playing for Vidarbha, Yadav was selected to represent the Central Zone in the Duleep Trophy in his first season. Bought by Delhi Daredevils in 2008 for $30,000, Yadav made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2010, taking 6 wickets in as many matches at an average of 30.66. The income from the IPL auction meant Yadav could pay for the family home to be extended

8. On April 16, 2013, Umesh got engaged to Delhi-based fashion designer Tanya Wadhwa, with the wedding scheduled for May 29



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