INDIA PACEMAN Umesh Yadav has reckoned that the differences between the Indian and the Australia players will be put to bed when IPL 10 kicks off on April 5.
Umesh, who picked 17-wickets against Aussies during the recently concluded Border Gavaskar Trophy, feels that the animosity has to be left on the field in order to be able to focus on the forthcoming games. As reported by TOI, the UP-lad, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders said,
“I feel these heated exchanges will be forgotten during IPL. You can't carry the burden of a skirmish forever. I strongly believe that animosity of one cricketing ground has to be left there itself, so that one can focus on the next journey and the new pitch.”
Speaking about the sledging witnessed during the series, the 29-year-old, who is set to play alongside Australians Chris Lynn and Nathan Coulter-Nile at the KKR camp, said,
“If you say start something, you have to be ready for the reaction too. Everybody knows Virat didn't start all this; it started from Aussie side. They started enjoying the sledging, and we followed suit. If someone says anything to me, I will also not take it lying down. Australian started the fire and we returned in style.”
Although Umesh is set to miss the KKR's initial games, he is expected to return for their first home game against Kings XI Punjab on April 13.
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