After claiming his maiden Test wicket on debut against
England in the second Test here, Indian spinner Jayant Yadav on Friday said that he
had always dreamt of the day when he would don the national colours.
“Since the time I remember, since I have started
playing serious cricket, not in the streets but in an academy, I have dreamt of
this day,” the 26-year-old from Delhi, who has played 42 first-class
matches and picked up 117 wickets, said after the second day’s play.
“This dressing room is full of people who make you
comfortable. KL Rahul, a recent debutant, told me what to expect on debut.
It’s good I did not do anything yesterday, gave me time to process the emotions
and formulate my plans.”
Jayant dismissed Moeen Ali by trapping him in front of
wicket after the English batsman had been down the pitch and was struck on the
pad, which factored into umpire Dharmasena’s on-field call of not out.
However, Jayant and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha convinced
skipper Virat Kohli to go for a review.
“With the review, Wriddhiman Saha did the job of
convincing the captain for me. We both thought it was out.
Can’t wait to start doing this again tomorrow,”
said Yadav, who also scored 35 runs down the order to contribute to India’s
first innings total of 455 runs.