I have learned a lot from Morkel: Umesh Yadav

Updated: Apr 16, 2011, 16:26 PM IST

Navi Mumbai: Delhi Daredevils bowler Umesh Yadav is excited to be sharing the dressing room with Morne Morkel and said he has learned a lot from the South African pacer.

The 23-year-old said he is excited to be the part of Indian Premier League and feels the bowling attack is the strength of Daredevils.

"We have a good pace attack. There is Morne Morkel, from whom I have got to learn a lot. He is taller than me and has extra bounce. But he has also told me that more than pace and bounce, one has to bowl the right line and length. I have also spoken to him about theory of fast bowling and it has been a great experience," Yadav said in Delhi Daredevils website.

"We have Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Varun Aaron and myself, so there is healthy competition."

"In the Indian dressing room, I have learnt a lot from Zaheer (Khan) bhai. So, for me the current period is one of learning."

Daredevils play Pune Warriors at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai Sunday and Yadav said they are confident ahead of the match.

"Pune has had a good run. For us, it is just a matter of one match. The wicket at DY Patil is good and the stadium is a very beautiful one. I am looking forward to this challenge."

"It is important for us to come back and we will all be giving more than 100 per cent."

Yadav feels IPL provides youngsters right platform to showcase their talent.

"The IPL has been a very good platform for me as also for other youngsters. A lot of pacers are competing for places in the Indian team. I was chosen for the 2010 T20 tournament in the West Indies after Praveen (Kumar) got injured. I also went for Zimbabwe and South Africa. All that came after being with Daredevils, so it has been very good for me."

On playing alongside someone like Virender Sehwag, his Daredevils skipper, Yadav said, "He is very encouraging. He always says, `Jo karo dil se karo, baaki sab theek hai`. He makes you think and bowl at your best even at the nets."