Former Indian leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has lamented the recent underwhelming performances from Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal’s showing in their latest matches for the national team has given India plenty to think about their spin-bowling unit. Laxman Sivaramakrishnan stated that nothing pained him more than the duo’s fall after accomplishing unprecedented heights.
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal managed to bamboozle the best batting line-ups, delivering consistent performances at home and overseas. Yadav and Chahal were most successful in the middle overs, breaking the back of the opposition’s batting. But both the wrist-spinners seems to have lost all their tricks, with teams milking them for runs fairly consistently.
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan stated that it pains him to see both Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal degrading in quality after achieving success in the early part of their career. The cricketer-turned-commentator claimed that batsmen had little idea of playing them earlier; however, they have become predictable.
“Nothing really pained me more than witnessing the fall of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. The duo was very successful in the early part of their career. Batsmen were not aware of what they were bowling but now they have been found out,” Sivaramakrishnan wrote in his column for Cricket.com.
To be successful consistently, you have to keep developing different deliveries: Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan claimed that for anyone to become successful like Anil Kumble or a Muttiah Muralitharan or Shane Warne, they have to keep developing different deliveries and keep progressing. The 55-year old believes that Kuldeep has become inconsistent with his line and length, while Chahal has failed to add variations in his bowling, causing him to be predictable.
“To be successful consistently like an Anil Kumble or a Muttiah Muralitharan or a Shane Warne, you have to keep developing different deliveries (variations) as you progress every year in your career. I found Kuldeep has become inconsistent with this line and length and Chahal is not adding more variations to his bowling and has become predictable,” he added.