Former Indian cricketer and cricket expert Mohammad Kaif is mighty pleased with the comeback of Umesh Yadav in IPL 2022. The 34-year-old was unstoppable against Punjab Kings (PBKS) and took 4 wickets. He won his second Man of the Match award in three matches and is also the current holder of the Purple Cap.
Kaif admired the bowler for the way he has lifted his game in IPL 2022. Speaking to Sportskeeda on the show ‘SK Straight Talk,’ he lauded the pacer.
“He can win the Purple Cap because of the conditions. The ball is seaming in and away. He doesn’t play regularly for India but has prepared well for the tournament.”
Umesh could have gone unsold in the mega auction had KKR not bought him towards the end of the event.
“The fact that he was bought late in the auction might have hurt him. But, on the other hand, he might have felt that no franchise would go after him in the future, which has motivated him. Taking wickets in the powerplay is his specialty, and he is doing just that.”