Bengaluru, Dec 13: Jai Singh Yadav is no doubt a proud father today. Having watched his son Jayant create history by scoring a ton at number nine against England in the recently concluded 4th Test in Mumbai, Jai Singh was simply stunned.
Speaking over phone from his residence in New Delhi on Monday (December 12), the 57-year-old said, "He has done unbelievable thing. When he used to learn cricket at RP Sharma's coaching camp in his childhood I could not imagine that one day Jayant would excel in the game and make me proud."
"I heard from my friend cricket coach that Jayant had natural batting ability. And at the nets he also used to do spin bowling a bit. But Sharma informed me, Jayant was passionate about fielding. But he never gave me any hint that my son would be representing country and he has quality to score century, batting at number nine," he added.
Still, Jai Singh has not gone to the ground to watch his son's game. He simultaneously clarified that he did not have any superstition behind such act.
Rather he commented, "Actually, I felt Jayant might fall in some kind of psychological pressure if he had seen me sitting on the stands to watch his game."
Jayant called up his father after having struck the desired century. Jai Singh remarked, "I was so amazed to have watched his innings on television that for a couple of minutes I was speechless when he called. Later I told him he had done a great job. But at the same time I would remind him that his journey has just begun. So, he has to go through more hard work to achieve the highest level."
Jai Singh, an employee of Indian Airlines also had played cricket at district level. Later he had participated in office cricket also. But he could not fulfill his dream of playing at the highest level. And he did not hesitate to admit that there is no doubt that Jayant has fulfilled his dream by donning India shirt.