17-year old Hyderabad spinner bamboozles Joe Root in nets ahead of first Test in Hyderabad

V Yashveer, at the age of 17, outwitted Root with a well-pitched fuller delivery, compelling him to lunge forward onto the front foot. The ball then spun skillfully enough to trick Joe Root and knock the top of his off-stump.

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England and India are set to square off against each other in the five-match test series starting from January 25 in the Rajiv Gandhi Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad. Both the teams have already assembled and started practising for the gruelling five-match series between two top teams. 

India has been an indomitable force in their home condition as they have lost only two Test series at their home since the start of this century and England is aware of this fact which is why they have had a preparatory camp in Abu Dhabi just before coming to India.

Currently, England is in India and is gearing up for the first Test starting on Thursday. England will be coming up for the Test matches with their new aggressive approach called ‘Bazball’ which has been quite effective for them and has gotten quite popular in a short time. 

England were also aware that their ‘Bazball’ approach will be tested against the Indian pacers in their home conditions which is why their batters are toiling hard in front of net spinners before the commencement of the first Test.


17-year Yasveer rattled Joe Root in the Nets

Before the first Test, the English batters got a reality check of the conditions which are awaiting, when a 17-year Hyderabad bowler cleaned up England’s premier batter Joe Root in the nets. 

17-year-old V Yashveer bamboozled Root with a fuller delivery pushing him to lunge onto the front foot and then turning enough to deceive him and rattle the top of his off-stump. The ball must have given Root a sneak peek of what awaits for him with Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel in the opposition bowling line-up in Indian conditions.  

When Yashveer's delivery crashed into the top of the off stump, the young cricketer raised his arms in jubilation, gazing skyward. It was a moment filled with pure satisfaction. He had successfully dismissed one of the finest batters of his era with an outstanding delivery, a feat he could take pride in.

Originating from Amberpet, Hyderabad, this 17-year-old, a student of Bhavan Aurobindo Junior College, now possesses a tale worth recounting repeatedly, perhaps with a touch of well-deserved pride.

Speaking to Cricketnext, Yashveer said, “It was a flighted delivery, he [Root] had asked me to flight the ball.” He further added, “It felt good that I could get him out”. Yashveer scalped 20 wickets in the Vijay Merchant Trophy this season.




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