Mohali: Jayant Yadav has not put a foot wrong since he made his Test debut in Vizag. The Haryana all-rounder scored 62 runs and scalped four wickets in India’s 246-run win in the City of Destiny.
The youngster continued his good show in the third India versus England Test in Mohali.
After India were asked to bowl, Jayant scalped two wickets as he dismissed England’s lynchpin Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, their man in form.
With bat, the all-rounder also scored his maiden fifty (55) and made sure India cross 400-run mark and secure 134-run lead over Alastair Cook-led side.
“(I) Really enjoyed getting maiden Test fifty and batting with Jaad (Ravindra Jadeja). If I bat well, I can feel it in my bowling,” Jayant told BCCI.TV after third day’s play in Mohali.
Jayant also said that his performance in the second Test at Vizag boosted his confidence.
“Definitely the confidence has grown with the wickets and the runs,” said Jayant.
Jayant was drafted into the Indian Test squad during the team’s 3-0 win over New Zealand. Jayant said the team members never made him feel out of place.
“The best thing about this team is it didn't make me feel I was playing for the first time. I didn't feel out of place in the dressing room. They shared experience with me that might help me. Brilliant bunch of lads,” said Jayant.
While Ashwin was the star performer with the ball as India pushed England on the backfoot scalping four wickets with just 78 runs on the board, Jayant gave India a big breakthrough as he dismissed Bairstow.
“The idea to Bairstow was to bowl within the stumps because he was not reading the length right," concluded Jayant....