Zaheer Khan's "learn quickly from mistakes" advice helped me, says Umesh Yadav

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Zaheer Khan's "learn quickly from mistakes" advice helped me, says Umesh Yadav

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Umesh Yadav has revealed that he implemented Zaheer Khan's advice of quickly learning from mistakes by analysing his performances at the end of a game and that has helped him become a better bowler. The Indian paceman also admitted that he is still trying to balance swing and line with pace.

Umesh Yadav has become India's seasoned paceman and is currently spearheading the Indian bowling attack in the Windies along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The 29-year old has scalped four wickets in the series as of now and has been instrumental in getting the men in blue the first breakthrough in the majority of the matches. And Yadav revealed that Zaheer Khan's advice of analysing and learning from mistakes helped him realise his strengths and weaknesses.

"I'm constantly learning from mistakes. You make mistakes as a youngster. But Zaheer bhai said one thing. When you are a junior and a newcomer in the team, the faster you learn from your mistakes, the better it will be for you... The faster you will learn. That's what I try and do," Yadav told BCCI TV.

"I sit and think about the mistakes I've made. Then I try and implement them in the next match. There are positives and negatives. I try and focus more on positive points... figure out what the strong and weak points are. That is what's important as a fast bowler."

Yadav has been known for the fiery pace he generates which has earned him many accolades in the international circuit. The 29-year old stated that he would never compromise with his pace but will look to fine tune it with a disciplined line of attack and swing the ball.

"It's because of speed that I'm here. Pace was my weapon, it's given me recognition... Now, I'm trying to balance swing and the length with the pace. That will be helpful," he said.

India will face Windies in the one-off T20 match on July 9th and the pacer will be tested against the likes of the explosive Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard.

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