Assured of his skill set, rookie off-spinner Jayant Yadav, who is set for his maiden India tour of Zimbabwe next month, said he would never attempt to bowl a “doosra” in his career since it cannot be done without a bit of elbow kink.
“I have never bowled a doosra in my life and will never bowl one. I believe doosra can’t be bowled without a bit of kink. My stock ball is the off-spinner and that’s my strength. I am working on my carrom ball,” the 26-year-old, who has 110 first-class wickets from 40 matches.
For Jayant, playing first-class matches at the seamer-friendly Bansi Lal Stadium in Lahli is a challenge as he has had to fight for a place in the state team with Amit Mishra and Yuzvendra Chahal.
“I think it has made me tougher that we play at Lahli, which is known for its seamer-friendly tracks. Also when Mishy bhai (Amit Mishra) is around, he is obviously the first choice spinner.
In fact, for him it was a decision by Haryana CA supremo and BCCI treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary that proved to be the turning point.The next big turn came when he got to interact with Rahul Dravid during last year’s India A stint.