Umesh Yadav’s ‘lion and warrior’ tattoo reflects his hard work, here’s how

Umesh Yadav’s ‘lion and warrior’ tattoo reflects his hard work, here’s how

Umesh Yadav recently got his fifth tattoo and spoke about how it serves as a motivation for him.

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Umesh Yadav got a fifth tattoo recently in Delhi. (Source: devilztattoozlokesh Instagram)

Umesh Yadav got his first tattoo five years back when his mother passed away. The right-arm fast bowler has, since then, got four more tattoos and was recently in Delhi for the latest one.

In an interview to Hindustan Times, Umesh said, “I had a tattoo of Lord Shiva, which wasn’t really great and was slowly fading away. So I was thinking, for a long time now, to get something done and cover it up. Something which describes me, and all that I have done to reach at this level,” he says.

“The combination of a lion and a warrior is just perfect, and explains everything. Just like a hunter, who lives alone, for days in search of his prey, and constantly works hard, to hunt down the prey, I too have worked hard, every single day, to become a fast bowler [who is] playing for my country. And just like the lion is the king of the jungle, who becomes one after so much hard work, I too have reached here with a lot of hard work, and now I am the king! A tattoo like this motivates me and makes me proud of what I have achieved so far in my life,” he said.

Interestingly, his tattoo of Buddha on the left forearm blends in well with his new tattoo. “If lion and a warrior show my aggression, Buddha shows, patience and passion to get what I want. In that way, both of them blend in pretty well, and I am really happy the way it has come out,” he said.