Ravichandran Ashwin's inputs helped: Jayant Yadav

Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 13:10 IST | PTI |

R Ashwin has played a big role in grooming Jayant Yadav and the debutant profusely thanked India's star spinner for his impressive debut in the second Test against England here

Jayant Yadav
Jayant Yadav

Visakhapatnam: R Ashwin has played a big role in grooming Jayant Yadav and the debutant profusely thanked India's star spinner for his impressive debut in the second Test against England here.

Recalling his association with Ashwin since 2014, he said: "We met through (India bowling coach) Eric Simmons. He was preparing for his England tour and it was very sweet of him to help me as I was just playing Ranji Trophy at that time.

"It's a very proud moment for any cricketer. As you graduate from U-17, U-19 and Ranji Trophy, Test cricket is the topmost level. The first day in the dressing room helped.

"Just to see how he prepares and to get some inputs from him was quite special. We stayed in touch, we have a good rapport and a good friendship going on. He talks a lot of sense about bowling.

"He did not give me a lot of technical inputs but he told me to bowl different lines to different batsmen and to be consistent. He also told me a few things so that my length goes up," he said about Ashwin's support. Yadav scored 35 and finished with 1-35 in the first innings.

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