Indian leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has admitted that he has worked a lot on his batting while being on the sidelines for a majority of the international season in the past six months and he is confident that when given an opportunity he will contribute with the bat and score valuable runs for his team.
Kuldeep Yadav has endured a forgettable time in the last 1.5 overs. His lack of form with the ball coupled with the Indian think-tank’s penchant towards selecting bowlers who can contribute with the bat has put him behind in the pegging order.
Kuldeep was a part of the Indian team during the tour of Australia but he spent most of his time on the sidelines. featuring in just one game during the full-fledged series.
Washington Sundar was picked ahead of him during the series-decider at the Gabba when R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were ruled out due to injury due to the Tamil Nadu cricketer’s superior batting skills.
And, the move paid dividends as Washington Sundar chipped in with match-winning performances with the bat in both innings.
“I have worked a lot on my batting recently. I didn’t get much opportunities to bat in matches. But I worked with [batting coach] Vikram [Rathour] paaji a lot. I think I will score runs in times to come. Whatever skills I have with the bat, I will use them,” revealed Kuldeep Yadav in an interview with IANS.
When asked about the improvements that he has made to his batting, Kuldeep said that he worked on his strokeplay, especially against the fast bowlers.
“My defence is very good. I was working a lot in Australia on playing shots — the areas where you can score off fast bowlers, looking at scoring opportunities against them,” shared Kuldeep.