‘Priceless,’ Says Virat Kohli About Debut of Jayant Yadav, Who Took Four Wickets


Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday celebrated his bowlers, especially debutant Jayant Yadav, after an emphatic 246-run win over England in the second cricket Test in Visakhapatnam to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Kohli said everything fell in place in both batting and bowling which made the victory possible after a tame draw in the first Test at Rajkot. He singled out the 26-year-old Jayant for high praise.

“It’s always priceless those contributions and it speaks volumes of his character. For a young guy to come in and tell his captain the field he wants, the line and length he would bowl, it shows he knows what he is doing. I’m really happy for him,” Kohli said.

The captain said Jayant’s debut was a big positive of the Test, though his other bowlers got a pat on the back too. “It was lovely to have five bowlers who can pick up wickets,” Kohli said.

Jayant took one wicket in first innings and then picked three crucial wickets in second innings on the final day of the second Test. Not only that, he scored crucial 35 and 27 in the first and second innings respectively, at the No. 9 spot, that helped India give England a 400-plus target.

Jayant has played 43 first-class matches and has 121 wickets to his name. He hails from Delhi but plays for Haryana in domestic competitions.

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