The young left-arm seamer from Gujarat Titans, Yash Dayal, who impressed a lot of people with his performances in his very first IPL season, has heaped praise on his head coach Ashish Nehra for the amount of work he did with him in the nets right through the tournament.
Yash Dayal was talking to India News, relishing the memories of his debut IPL season which yielded him great success. The left-arm called Ashish Nehra a “fatherly figure” for him.
According to Dayal, Ashish Nehra used to work a lot with the entire team in the net sessions and there was a lot of hard work by the coaching staff of the Titans every time the players hit the nets, but Nehra used to spare a little bit of extra time, especially for Dayal.
Dayal said Nehra used to come to the nets where he was bowling and would always stand and watch him bowl for a little bit of extra time and then used to give him feedback about how he could improve his game. The 24-year-old stressed that whatever Nehra used to say to him after the net sessions had a lot of effects on him.
“Do the same thing that you have been doing in domestic cricket,” Ashish Nehra told Yash Dayal
Yash Dayal is originally from Uttar Pradesh and had bowled well in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy which had taken place just before the IPL mega auction. Revealing the chat during his first interaction with Nehra after he joined the Gujarat Titans camp, Dayal said that Nehra told him he didn’t need to do anything too different in the IPL than what he did in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
Dayal further added that Nehra asked him to just focus on the basics and keep doing the same thing which brought him success in domestic cricket because the only thing which is different in the IPL is the exposure. The exposure is a lot more in the IPL as compared to domestic cricket, but the basics of the game don’t change.