IPL 2022: KKR Mentor David Hussey Dubbed This Player the “Best Buy In The IPL” Umesh currently leads the Purple Cap list with 8 wickets and a remarkable economy rate of 4.9 runs per over.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are off to a good start in the IPL, having won two of their first three games. The pace bowling, particularly in the powerplay phase, has stood out in these performances, and India veteran Umesh Yadav has stood out with his impeccable line and length.
Umesh, who is making a comeback with the KKR, has worked with bowling coach Bharat Arun for years, including during the latter’s time with Team India, and the duo is once again producing magic.
David Hussey: Umesh “Best Buy In The IPL”
KKR mentor David Hussey has gone so far as to call Umesh the best buy in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Umesh purchased by the franchise for a base price of Rs 2 crore.
“He’s probably the best buy in the IPL right now,” Hussey said. “He has been outstanding in the early going, taking early wickets.” He and [Bharat] Arun get along great; they’ve been working together for 5-6 years. They have a friendly and respectful relationship. Umesh, on the other hand, works extremely hard on the track to be ready for each game. He says he feels no pressure because he has a lot of support from all the background staff, and full credit goes to Arun for being one of the better people and bowling coaches around.” Hussey was quoted on KKR’s official website.
Umesh currently leads the Purple Cap list with 8 wickets and a remarkable economy rate of 4.9 runs per over.
The paceman has had a difficult time sitting on the bench for the Indian team due to a lack of opportunities to showcase his talent, but he has put his hand up and delivered whenever an opportunity has presented itself, and the veteran pacer is doing the same this season for KKR.