Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav[photo: Twitter]

At the inaugural Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram, India’s top spinner Kuldeep Yadav shone for the team. The left-arm spinner finished with superb figures of 5/40 as the hosts were knocked out for 150 on Day 3 to record his third five-wicket haul in the game’s longest format. 

India gained a commanding 254-run lead in the first innings thanks to Kuldeep’s outstanding performance after the visitors had previously posted a sizable total of 404 after choosing to bat. 

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Kuldeep Yadav
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Kuldeep Yadav Should Play At Least 2 Format For India: Rashid Latif

Kuldeep Yadav’s spectacular return to the Indian team has also pleased previous players in Pakistan. Rashid Latif, the squad’s former wicketkeeper-batter, has made a significant statement about the chinaman spinner’s absence from the T20 World Cup.  Kuldeep, in Latif’s opinion, ought to have been a part of India’s 15-man roster for the major competition. 

“Indian bowling ka pressure bohot zyada hai. Jab 3 out ho gaye the, uske baad Kuldeep Yadav aaye. Vo read hi nahi kar paaye unko. 2-3 cheezein hain isme, log samajhte hain ki chinaman ho ya right-arm leg spinner ho, tez karega toh achhi karega. Aisa nahi hai. Kuldeep Yadav behetareen misaal hai.

(Kuldeep was brought when Bangladesh had lost 3 wickets and they failed to read him. People think that chinaman or leg-spin bowlers need pace, but that’s not true. Kuldeep Yadav is the prime example for that),” Latif said on his official YouTube channel. 

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Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul
Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul
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“Rashid Khan tez karta hai, Kuldeep slow karta hai. Shadab aur Zampa, Sodhi, har ek ki pace vary karti hai. Agar aapke paas achhi googly, leg-break hai, flipper hai, toh aap flight me hi decieve kar sakte ho. Bangladesh ke players read kar lete hain par aaj Kuldeep Yadav ne inko read karne nahi diya. Ye bohot bada talent hai world cricket ka.

(Rashid Khan bowls with pace but Kuldeep is slower. If you have a decent googly, leg-break and flipper, you can deceive the batter in the air. Bangladesh players can usually read the spinners but Kuldeep didn’t allow them any comfort). 

Kuldeep Yadav of India. PC- BCCI
Kuldeep Yadav of India. PC- BCCI

“India ne sabse badi mistake ki hai inko World Cup me naa khilaake. Vo read nahi hota hai sabse. India ko har format me nahi toh 2 format me zarurat hai Kuldeep Yadav ki.

(The biggest mistake India did is to not play Kuldeep Yadav in the T20 World Cup. Not everyone can read him. India need Kuldeep in at least two formats),” said Latif. 

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