This Harsha Bhogle confession after Umesh Yadav’s spell will make your day

Harsha Bhogle
Harsha Bhogle. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)

India took an early lead on day three after some explosive batting from Ravindra Jadeja. The Saurashtra-lad and Wriddhiman Saha took it to themselves and added a 94-run partnership to help India gain a 31-run lead. The lead was not much but it is now absolutely crucial having seen how the pitch has played. Half of the Australian team is back in the pavilion as the Indian seamers bowled an astounding opening spell. At the helm of all things was the spearhead of the Indian fast bowlers the man from Nagpur, Umesh Yadav.

Umesh was at his scintillating best when he came out to bowl. He was swinging it both ways and also banging the ball in to keep the batsmen guessing and troubled both David Warner and Matt Renshaw with almost every delivery. When he first came into the side, Yadav was a very different bowler, it seemed that he had no control over his line but that is history as the spell he bowled was absolutely world class.


First up he sent back David Warner after he edged one to Saha. Warner was rattled in the previous over by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. With one that bounced into him and he edged the next but was dropped. In the next over, he got a peach of a delivery from Umesh Yadav. Next up was Matthew Renshaw, he was mixing up his length quite well as he charging in and bowling with a lot of vigor.

Renshaw was also rattled by a bouncer just a delivery before he got out. He also edged one to Wriddhiman Saha had who two easy catches to his name. After he snared up two wickets in a world class spell Twitter was all over him but one confession caught everyone’s eye.

Harsha Bhogle confessed on Twitter that when he first started covering cricket he would have never expected such exquisite deliveries which Umesh bowled to Matt Renshaw.

The tweet read, “When I started covering cricket I must confess I didn’t imagine I would see the last two balls @y_umesh bowled to Renshaw.”

The Indians are really fired up and will look to wrap the Aussie innings as early as possible. The pitch is deteriorating pretty quickly and the Indians won’t want to chase anything more than 150 on this wicket.