Umesh Yadav Clinches Record-breaking Feat in IPL Match Against PBKS

Gujarat Titans‘ star bowler Umesh Yadav made history during the high-intensity IPL clash against Punjab Kings by achieving a remarkable milestone. In a pivotal moment, Umesh dismissed PBKS’ skipper Shikhar Dhawan for just 1 run in the opening over of their chase in Ahmedabad, setting a record in the process.

Umesh Yadav’s crucial wicket marked his 34th dismissal against Punjab Kings, catapulting him to the top of the chart for the highest number of wickets taken by a bowler against a single team in the IPL. Previously, he was tied with fellow player Mohit Sharma, as well as notable names like Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo, solidifying his place in IPL history.

Throughout his IPL journey, Umesh Yadav has left an indelible mark across five different franchises. Starting his career in 2010 with Delhi Capitals, he enjoyed multiple stints with Kolkata Knight Riders and contributed significantly to Royal Challengers Bangalore‘s campaigns before briefly rejoining Delhi Capitals last year.

The list of top wicket-takers against specific teams in IPL history now stands as follows: Umesh Yadav with 34 wickets against PBKS, Mohit Sharma with 33 against MI, Sunil Narine with 33 against PBKS, Dwayne Bravo with 33 against MI, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar with 32 against KKR.

Known for his consistent performances in the Indian Test setup, Umesh Yadav has showcased his bowling prowess in the IPL arena with 139 wickets in 145 matches. His standout season came in 2018 while representing RCB, where he clinched an impressive 20 wickets in 14 fixtures.

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