Tinu who? was the question on most lips just before the first Test match. Tinu Yohannan is the son of the Indian athletics legend TC Yohannan, who had set a long standing Asian record in long jump. Tinu took to high jump and was a gold medal winner at the state junior level. This tall lad went to the MRF Pace Academy where under the able guidance of the pace bowling legend Dennis Lillee he picked up the finer nuances of fast bowling. His international career got off to a great beginning, he took a wicket of the fourth ball of his Test career; Mark Butcher was caught by VVS Laxman in the slips. Yohannan had a good Test debut picking up both the opening batsmen in the two innings!

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