‘Aag lagi basty main Umesh Yadav Apni Masti Mai’ – Umesh Yadav surpasses Yuvraj Singh and Ravi Shastri in six-hitters list in Test Cricket

By Daniel S

March 1, 2023

Star Indian pacer Umesh Yadav is a part of Team India’s playing XI of the ongoing third of the four-match Test series against Australia. Both teams are playing this match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Notably, the veteran pacer Umesh has been called to the playing XI in place of another senior pacer Mohammed Shami.

Although India have had a very thin outing in the first innings as they got all out only on the score of 109 runs. But it was lower-order batter Umesh Yadav who attracted the headlines for his quick cameo of 17 runs including two sixes and a boundary to his name. Interestingly, the 35-year-old has also surpassed the former Indian greats Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh in terms of hitting sixes in Test cricket.

Apart from that, Umesh has also equaled former Indian skipper and batting superstar, Virat Kohli’s 24 sixes in red-ball cricket. This amazing fact also gave a chance to the Indian cricket fans a to come up with some hilarious and funny tweets on the micro-blogging site Twitter; in the aftermath of Umesh Yadav’s knock.

Here’s how fans reacted:

Speaking of the current action of the match so far, Australia have started their first innings in reply to India’s low total of 109 runs. The visitors have lost the first wicket in the form of opener Travis Head off senior Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. At the time of filling this copy, Australia were on 38 runs having opener Usman Khawaja and world number 1 batter Marnus Labuschagne there in the middle.

Earlier in the first Indian innings, only Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill could cross the mark of 20+ runs with individual knocks of 22 and 21 runs respectively. Young Aussie bowler Matthew Kuhnemann completed his Test career’s first five-wicket haul by scalping five wickets conceding only 16 runs in nine overs.