Kuldeep Yadav Opens Up On Being 'Dependent' On MS Dhoni

Kuldeep Yadav Opens Up On Being ‘Dependent’ On MS Dhoni

India's MS Dhoni (left) speaks with Kuldeep Yadav during a nets session at Headingley Carnegie, Leeds. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/PA Images via Getty Images)

Kuldeep Yadav has done well in the recent past and it has helped him emerge as a top choice spinner for the national team. His variations has made his hard to be picked up. Kuldeep Yadav has delivered some fine performance in overseas conditions including India’s tour Down Under. In the recent time, it has, however not fixed his place in the playing XI.

Yadav has played six Tests, 60 ODIs and 21 T20Is for the national team. He has picked up over 150 international wickets at a decent average. The 25-year-old has been guided by MS Dhoni a lot of times from behind the stumps. But in absence of the veteran from international cricket, he vows to work on bettering his craft.

Kuldeep Yadav, MS Dhoni
Kuldeep Yadav, MS Dhoni (Photo-Scroll)

Kuldeep Yadav: I don’t need to say if I was dependent on MS Dhoni

Kuldeep Yadav has time and again admitted that MS Dhoni has guided him from behind the stumps with his experience but considers it to be a teamwork. Speaking on how his dependency on MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav said, he does not needs to prove anything to anyone and wants to concentrate on bettering his skills.

“Of course. Mahi bhai has always guided me, because the wicket-keeper is always the best judge of the bowler. Someone like Mahi bhai is experienced and has an idea how a batsman plays. All of this is teamwork. Just because Mahi bhai hasn’t played after World Cup, I don’t need to prove anything to anyone,” Kuldeep Yadav told the Times of India.

Kuldeep Yadav, MS Dhoni
Kuldeep Yadav with MS Dhoni. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

“I don’t need to say if I was dependent on him. I can just work towards bettering my craft and as I said, it’s teamwork,” he added.

India are scheduled to tour Australia for a Test series in December. Kuldeep Yadav will be a vital cog for the visitors in their tour Down Under.