Umesh Yadav was allegedly cheated of 44 lakhs by his friend-turned-manager.

Indian cricketer Umesh Yadav has allegedly been defrauded of Rs 44 lakh by his friend-turned-manager Shailesh Thackeray on the pretext of buying a property in his name. Following the cricketer’s complaint, the Koradi police in Nagpur registered a case of criminal breach of trust and cheating against Thackeray.

According to Times of India, remember Thackeray was made responsible for managing his finances, properties and accounts in 2014. However, since one year, he has not managed any of the tasks assigned by the 35-year-old fast bowler.

The report also added that the veteran cricketer transferred Rs 44 lakh from his State Bank of India (SBI) account to Thackeray’s account to buy a property in MSEB Colony in Koradi.

According to the Indian cricketer’s complaint, Thackeray embezzled the money and bought property in his own name. When the money was demanded, Thackeray refused to return the money or transfer the property to Yadav. CP Amitesh Kumar said that the police is investigating the matter.

Umesh Yadav is preparing for the Test series against Australia.

Umesh Yadav in action against England in 2021.  (Credit: Getty)
Umesh Yadav in action against England in 2021. (Credit: Getty)

On the cricket side, the right-arm seamer is gearing up for the four-match home Test series against Australia starting February 9 in Nagpur. The veteran cricketer has been included in the squad for the first two Test matches and is likely to start the series.

The Vidarbha seamer has an impressive domestic record in Test cricket, taking 98 wickets in 30 Tests at an average of 25.16, including two fives and a solitary 10-wicket haul. He was India’s highest wicket-taker among their fast bowlers during the 2016–17 home series against Australia, taking 17 wickets in eight innings at an average of 23.41.

during this, Australia has announced an 18-member Test squad, which includes four frontline spinners. Pat Cummins to lead. The Baggy Greens have not won the Red Ball Series on Indian soil since 2004 and will be looking to make it happen.

The No. 1 Test team also has a place in the final of the World Test Championship and a Test win in India would seal it.

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