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I Am Not Having My Time This Year Says Umesh Yadav

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fast bowler Umesh Yadav reckons that his on and off stint with the national cricket team has led to loss of self-confidence and dip in form which is clearly showing in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Umesh was ignored from the recently announced Indian 15-member squad for the upcoming 2019 World Cup. He feels that nothing is going right for him and the piling mental pressure has affected his accuracy and the same thing reflects in his current bowling.

“Everybody is saying I am not bowling well and why is this happening? Because in last two years I continued playing all formats in domestic level, but after that, I have not played too many ODIs or T20s. I am just picked for 2 to 3 games, then again get dropped,”  Umesh Yadav was quoted as saying after the recent abandoned game against Rajasthan Royals.

It is difficult to elaborate

Umesh noted that it is very much difficult to elaborate the present situation. He stated that from the past 4 to 6 months, he has failed to attain the accuracy and consistency. “It is difficult to elaborate because it is part of every bowler. Sometimes, we have a good or a bad day. I think this is the phase wherein from 4 to 6 months I am not that accurate,”  he added.

Everything is not going my way

Umesh further mentioned that there are situations where too many things are going in mind and then the confidence drops.  He noted that this has been the problem for him this year. “Sometimes too many things go into your head. Sometimes, there definitely is confidence, but other times I feel I am not having my time this year. Hence, that is the problem this year. Actually my rhythm and everything is not going my way,” Umesh inferred.

 “Last time I was the highest wicket taker and this year it did not happen, so definitely I am feeling bad and hurt for not being able to deliver properly whenever the team wants from me,” the fast bowler concluded.