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Jayant Yadav’s father Jai Singh passes away in Delhi

Jayant had previously stated in an interview that his father was the main reason behind his interest in cricket.

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Jayant Yadav. (Photo Sourcel BCCI)

Indian off-spinner Jayant Yadav suffered a huge loss on 3rd August 2017 which was a Thursday. The bowler lost his father, Jai Singh in Delhi, who was a former Ranji cricketer. The news was confirmed by Yogendra Yadav, who is the cousin of the late Jai Singh. Singh was associated with Air India as the manager of the in-flight services.

Jayant Yadav performed the last rites of his father along with his family at Lodi Road. His family consists of his mother and two sisters. Yogendra Yadav took to his official Twitter account to inform everyone about the passing away of Jai Singh. His tweet read “Sad to announce passing away of my cousin Jai Singh, Ranji player and father of cricketer Jayant Yadav.”

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Jai Singh had a significant impact on Jayant Yadav’s career as a cricketer. Jayant had previously stated in an interview that his father was the main reason behind his interest in cricket. He also mentioned that he became a cricketer because of Jai Singh who took him to the cricket academy in Delhi where Jayant learned the game from the grassroots level. Jai Singh was a person who was crazy about the sport and always wanted his son to pursue a career in the game.

Jyant Yadav’s career:

Jayant Yadav broke into the reckoning after a successful campaign with the Delhi Daredevils in the lucrative Indian Premier League. The right arm off-break bowler also had a stellar Ranji Trophy campaign in 2016 where he picked up 33 wickets at an average of 32.2, which was the best among all bowlers.

He was soon picked up in the India A squad for his impressive performances in the IPL and the domestic circuit. He finally got his first cap for the national team in Tests when he was included in the starting line up against England on November 17th. The cricketer has 4 Tests caps under his belt to date and has grabbed 11 wickets in those. His performance with the bat has been decent as he has already scored a century and a fifty for the national side.

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