India's fast bowler Umesh Yadav feels that he has a lot of cricket left in him and can go on for another couple of years. During the Border-Gavaskar Trophy last year, Umesh had picked up an injury in Melbourne and had to walk off. However, India won that match and further registered a historic win in Brisbane to seal the series 2-1. READ MORE Who are Shakib's 3 favorite cricketers? Here's the answer
As a result, he remained out of contention for the first two home Tests against England that followed. Now being absolutely fit, Yadav spoke to ESPNcricinfo about his on-and-off Test career, his ambitions and all.
When asked about his overseas Test career, Yadav said, "After an injury, there is the recovery, and then you need rehab, which consumes a lot of time, which you can never get back. But I have lost very little time to injury periods, which has kind of helped me lengthen my career. So I haven't had to compromise a lot on my pace as well.
With regards to the BCCI's focus on fast bowlers in India, the fast-bowler reacted positively. He said, "Of late, the BCCI has definitely worked a lot on managing their fast bowlers, knowing that there are a lot of tournaments that are played and bowlers have to playback to back. There is someone or the other who has a breakdown at some stage. So it was really important that they took care of their players and ensured that no one had an [work] overload."
Umesh Yadav is currently 33 and definitely has a lot of cricket in him. "We have reached the World [Test] Championship final, and I can't wait to win that match for India. We have worked really hard to get there, and with players like me who are not regulars in white-ball cricket, it is this that we consider our World Cup," he said when asked about one thing he would like to achieve before hanging his boots.
"If I am able to perform well in that match and we end up winning, being world champions will forever be a memory. The match is in England, where swing and seam are important, so I definitely see myself in the playing XI for that game," he added.
The 33-year old is geared up to play for the new franchise in IPL 2021. Delhi Captials owned the experienced pacer for 1 crore.