Umesh Yadav: Rising from the cricketing backwaters of Vidarbha

Updated: 08 June 2012 15:43 IST

A friend persuaded Umesh Yadav, 20, with no college degree or job then, to try leather-ball cricket. Yadav had nothing to lose. A year later he was playing in the Ranji Trophy. It is a fairytale, not quite in the league of Iqbal, but unlike the movie, it is real, and worth a trip to Nagpur in the May heat.

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