Yash Dayal fulfilled the dream of his father with a multi-million deal in IPL￼
The 24-year-old young talent Yash Dayal from Ahmedabad has been tucked in by Gujrat Titans with a multi-million deal in the auction to fulfill the dream of his father and immense joy for his family.
After being tucked in by Gujrat Titans with a deal of 3.2 crores in the recently concluded IPL 2022 auction, the young gun has fulfilled the dream of his father Chandrapal Dayal, who was a medium pacer during his time.
The 24-year-old Yash Dayal from Ahmedabad has been tucked in by Gujrat Titans with a multi-million deal in the auction to fulfill the dream of his father and immense joy for his family.
“His father was a cricketer. He had played Vizzy Trophy and was also a medium-pacer but for some reason, could not play further. He is currently working in the AG office in Allahabad. His son fulfilled his dream,”Yash’s coach Amit Pal told PTI.
“He brought Yash to me when he was around 14-15 years old. I was cricket coach at the Madan Mohan Malaviya stadium in Allahabad then. Yash came to me and we started training.”Pal said like most players who make it big, Yash too climbed up the ranks through age-group cricket.
“He was selected in the U-19 camp, but that time he wasn’t selected for the U-19 team, but he kept working hard and next time, he got a chance for U-23. But then also, he was able to take one or two wickets in a couple of games,”he said.
After that, came the turning point in the life of Yash and he did not look back.
“In the third match against Madhya Pradesh, he took eight wickets, and then started his rise as he got a call up for the Ranji Trophy.
“When Uttar Pradesh took on Mumbai in final of Vijay Hazare Trophy last season, he was selected for the knock-out games and he was also roped in as a practice bowler ahead of the Kanpur Test against New Zealand,”Pal said that Dayal, who has picked 45 wickets from 12 first-class matches and made his debut versus Goa, always wanted to become a pace bowler.
“(When he came in first), he had the talent, then we worked on his skills and no doubt he was talented and used to move the ball both the way, in swing and out swing, then his speed increased. He had 14-15 wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.”
The road ahead is fortunate for Dayal after IPL and the coach advised him to take opportunities with both hands and hard work is the key.
“I told him now you have reached a place, where you need to put in more hard work. You need to maintain consistency as you will be playing big cricket, where all players are good and your competition level will increase.
“Now work hard and then think about the future, how you can become a main bowler like Zaheer Khan,”Pal said.