On Thursday, veteran fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat made his first appearance in a Test match in more than a decade, and he was successful in claiming his first wicket in the format.
Unadkat’s first Test match, which took place against South Africa in Centurion in December 2010, was notable for the fact that he did not take a wicket in the match.
Jaydev Unadkat is making his comeback into the lineup for the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh. He is replacing the in-form Kuldeep Yadav, who had taken eight wickets in the first Test, including a five-wicket haul in the first innings. The first Test was being played against Bangladesh.
Jaydev Unadkat provided India with the first breakthrough in the 15th over after Bangladesh made the decision to bat first in Mirpur.
On the fifth delivery of the 15th over, Unadkat tasted success when he bowled a short of length ball outside off stump. The extra bounce completely surprised Zakir, who ballooned one straight to KL Rahul at fourth slip while shaping for a cut. Unadkat’s success came after Zakir was completely surprised by the extra bounce.
Even though he had been performing well in the home circuit, Unadkat had been overlooked for selection for a considerable amount of time, thus this was an emotional event for him.
Unadkat missed 118 matches in between his first and second appearances in a Test match, which is the most by an Indian player and the second most in all of world cricket.
At lunch on the first day of the match, Bangladesh’s score stood at 82 for two, with both Unadkat and Ravichandran Aswhin having taken a wicket.
At the time of the break, the batsman batting first, leader Shakib Al Hasan, had reached 16 while Mominul Haque was unbeaten on 23.
After India’s victory in the opening game of the two-game series, which took place in Chattogram, they led the series 1-0.