After pursuing his dream of playing cricket in the blue jersey, Umesh Yadav is now set to complete his father’s dream of getting a government job. The Indian bowler has been appointed as an assistant manager in the Nagpur branch of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Though Yadav once tried to get a government job and did preparation for an examination for the post of a constable in the police department, he was not able to make it to the cutoff marks. And now after ten years, he got another chance of pursuing his father’s dream. He completed all the formalities and paper work just before leaving for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
According to a source, “The talks were on before the Champions Trophy. He had met RBI officials before leaving for England in May. The officials gave a go ahead to his appointment in sports quota but due to national duties he couldn’t complete formalities.”
Back in 2008, when he was with Vidarbha cricket he got a chance to work in Air India but they were not offering him a permanent job despite his good performance. “He should have got a permanent job straight away but things didn’t work out. He always wanted to represent a reputed organisation. That was the reason he didn’t make any hurry. Now, he has got what he deserved,” the source added.
The source also mentioned that this job means a lot to him and said, “He couldn’t have asked for a better organisation than RBI. Though he is financially secured – as most of the current generation cricketers are, thanks to IPL – it’s always good to have a permanent job.”