Nagpur: The Vidarbha Cricket Association on Wednesday felicitated Umesh Tilak Yadav, who has been included in the Indian squad for the ODI tri-series in Zimbabwe later this month.
At a small function at VCA`s Civil Lines stadium, VCA president Sudhir Dabir presented him a cheque of Rs 10 lakh and a silver memento. VCA officials Prakash Dixit, Siraj Gimi, media official Rajan Nair and others were present on the occasion.
Born on October 22, 1987, Umesh, son of a coal worker, has been selected for Indian team for ODI Tri-series with Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe commencing from May 28. Indian team will also be playing two T20 internationals on June 12 and 13 in Zimbabwe.
He played seven IPL matches for Delhi Daredevils and took six wickets with an average of 30.66. He was earlier picked for the Indian team for the just concluded T20 World Cup in West Indies as replacement but missed the bus as he could not get visa on time.
Umesh made debut in first class cricket vs Madhya Pradesh in November 2008 (4/72) and later played 11 first class matches and took 42 wickets (nine Ranji and two Duleep trophy).
In 2008-09, he captured 26 wickets (21 Ranji and five Duleep) and in 2009-10, he got 16 wickets where his best figure was 6 for 40 vs Jharkhand.