Vijay Yadav, the former India wicketkeeper who played one Test and 19 ODIs, has suffered kidney failure and is in desperate need of financial help for treatment. While cricket writers have pointed out Yadav’s plight on Twitter, it has also been reported that he has received support since it was first reported.
According to reports, former cricketers have stepped in to help. The Haryana Cricket Association has also been helping the former player out and some journalists have suggested that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may also step in.
Yadav, 55, was known to be a strong wicketkeeper and a handy lower order batter who liked to score at a good strike rate. His only Test appearance came against Zimbabwe in Delhi in March 1993. Yadav was credited with two stumpings in Zimbabwe’s first innings, which included that of the legendary Andy Flower who had scored 115 runs. He also took catch in the second innings. With the bat, he scored a quickfire 30 off 25 balls in an Indian innings that was dominated by Vinod Kambli’s 227 off 301 balls.
Yadav also played 19 ODIs, scoring 118 runs and accounting for 19 dismissals (12 catches and seven stumpings). He made his ODI debut against South Africa in Bloemfontein in December 1992 and his last appearance came against the West Indies in Kolkata in November 1994.
He played 89 first class matches between 1987 and 1999, scoring 3988 runs with a highest score of 201. He took 237 catches and effected 46 stumpings.
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