Over the past couple of years, Jammu and Kashmir have been known to produce some lethal pace bowlers in the Indian Premier League and young Yudhvir Charak is no different.
Born in Jammu, the right-arm pacer moved to Hyderabad and followed his passion for the game. The youngster made his T20 debut for Hyderabad against Chandigarh in November 2019 and has been around the stateside since then.
With only four scalps in 13 T20 innings, he is yet to make a mark in the domestic circuit. His express pace and his ability to bat lower down the order resulted in the Mumbai Indians acquiring his services ahead of the 2021 season.
"When I played my first match at the Under-19 level, I was running out of breath because I had no idea about fitness. My only aim was to bowl fast, and had a little understanding of fitness.
I give a lot of credit to my coach because he made sure I worked extremely hard on my fitness, and it has helped me in my bowling. I stay away from home, so I ended up eating a lot of unhealthy stuff, which hampered my game, " he said in a video posted by Mumbai Indians.
On debut, he was handed the new ball to extract whatever movement on offer. And he set the tone for his team by getting his maiden wicket of the third delivery.
His high arm action helps him extract more bounce. Coupled with his ability to move the ball, Yudhvir seems like a deadly package with the ball.
Soon after, he got his second wicket in the form of Prabhsimran Singh. He pitched it full and got it to seam in sharply. He ended his new ball spell with figures of 2/19 in three overs.
Jaydev Unadkat and Avesh Khan have struggled to support Mark Wood this season. Yudhvir coming up with such performances would ensure that he gets a long run with the Super Giants.
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