India’s Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav revealed he didn’t know how to cope when he lost his place in the Indian team. However, he made a bold statement that he is not afraid of failures anymore after reaping rich dividends from changing his rhythm following a prolonged injury lay-off.
The 27-year-old picked up a four-wicket haul, including a hat-trick to star in the win for India ‘A’ against New Zealand ‘A’ in the second unofficial ODI on Sunday.
Kuldeep Yadav has taken lessons from his failures, reckons the Chinaman bowler
Yadav had undergone surgery after sustaining a knee injury during the IPL in September last year.
“I did not know how to cope with not getting enough game time. After the injury layoff of 4 months, I realised that I need to bowl quicker and began working on it. I am not afraid of failures now,” said Yadav after the match.
“When you fail, you learn. When I came back to the Indian side in January. I was not afraid of failure, I wanted to enjoy the game. My focus is to keep hitting the good lengths. (Getting) wickets is not in my hands…just want to bowl in good areas,” he said.
Kuldeep Yadav revamped his bowling rhythm after coming back from surgery
After a long rehabilitation process, the 27-year-old was included in the three-ODI series against West Indies and also replaced injured Washington Sundar in the three T20s against Sri Lanka in February. A part of the famous KulCha duo along with Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep has been in and out of the national side in the recent past due to loss of form and injuries.
“To be honest, when I got injured, coming back from there, understanding my rhythm was very important. I was a little bit slow. After surgery, I have changed that rhythm, bowling with more effort and more control.”
“The injury was lucky for me. I could understand my body and on comeback, began thinking about my rhythm. It is challenging but you have to see the other part as well…It is always tough playing for India,” he said.