U-19 World Cup 2022: ‘Backed Siddharth Yadav to play aggressive game’ says his father;
U-19 World Cup 2022: Young Indian all-rounder Siddharth Yadav’s father Sharvan Yadav said he supported his son to play aggressively in the Under-19 World Cup quarter-final against Bangladesh.
When India required 30 runs to win the quarter-final, Siddharth Yadav was removed for just six runs.
“Siddharth was playing after a long time so he was very aggressive and he told me that father I will play my aggressive game and I backed him,” Sharvan Yadav told ANI.
After knocking out defending winners Bangladesh on Saturday, India advanced to the U-19 World Cup Super League semi-finals against Australia.
“It was a very good performance. Our bowlers Ravi Kumar, Hangrekar, and Vicky Ostwal bowled very well and bowled out Bangladesh for a low total which was just amazing. In batting Angkrish Raghuvanshi batted really well,” Siddharth Yadav’s father said.
“All the players are playing really well. They have won all the matches so far and they will win both the semifinal and final,” he added.
Siddharth Yadav’s father went on to say that he has been guiding his son and praised his son’s recent performance in the home setting.
“When he was eight years ago he used to play in club and Mr. Dinesh Sharma used to say that he is a very bright kid and will do well in future. He asked me to tie a black thread on his hand looking at his talent,” Sharvan Yadav said.
“Since then I am with him and guiding him and in Under-16 in the Vijay Merchant Trophy, he scored the highest number of runs for Uttar Pradesh. He was sent to NCA to train. At the Under-19 Vinoo Mankad trophy too he performed well and was in 10th position.”
“In Challenger Trophy too was brilliant as he was the second-highest run-scorer. It is a very proud feeling after so many years of hard work he is at this level playing for the country which is a very proud feeling,” he added.
In a match of the 2020 final, India bowled first and dismissed the Tigers for 111 at Antigua and Barbuda’s Coolidge Cricket Ground, before their batters chased down the low mark for the cost of five wickets.
Siddharth Yadav’s family (including his mother, sister, uncle, and aunt) were overjoyed to witness him play against Bangladesh.
“I am proud of my son as well as happy that all the boys in the team have done well to reach the semifinal. Siddharth got the opportunity and he will do well in coming matches as well. It feels great when everyone asks about Siddharth’s achievements,” said mother Sudha Yadav.
“All are proud of him after doing so well coming from a small locality,” said his sister Kritika Yadav.
India, according to Siddarth Yadav’s uncle, is in a very strong position and will undoubtedly reach the final.
“We can’t express how happy we are the team is doing well. They are in rhythm. Now India should win it. We are a very strong team and we are confident that we will reach the final and give the opposite team a tough fight,” said uncle Satya Prakash Yadav.
India will now lock horns against Australia in the semi-final on Wednesday, February 2.
(With ANI Inputs)