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Kuldeep Yadav has now joined a select group that includes Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Sachin Tendulkar, with four Man of the Match awards in just eight games.
He was named Player of the Match on Thursday for his game-changing bowling performance against former team KKR, producing 4/14 in just three overs.
After two disastrous IPL seasons with Kolkata Knight Riders, left-arm tweaker Kuldeep Yadav has found fresh life with Delhi Capitals. Due to poor form and a knee injury, the bowler missed the full 2021 season but has rediscovered his mojo in new colors.
Kuldeep has now taken 17 wickets in eight games, matching his total from 16 games last season, and his two-four-fers this season have come against his previous team.
Kuldeep Yadav wrapped his web all around Kolkata batsmen on Thursday, limiting them to 146 for nine in their 20 overs.
With the second and third deliveries of his spell, he took the wickets of Baba Indrajith and Narine (0), reducing the opponents to 35 for four. In the 13th over, he hit again, removing Shreyas Iyer (42) and Andre Russell, who went for a duck.
Kuldeep Yadav has four Man of the Match honors in just eight games:
Kuldeep was named Player of the Match for his game-changing bowling performance, which saw him take 4/14 in three overs. With four Man of the Match awards in just eight games, Kuldeep has joined a select group that includes Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Sachin Tendulkar.
Indians have won the most Player of the Match honors in a single IPL season.
5 – Virat Kohli in 2016
4 – Kuldeep Yadav in 2022*
4 – Ruturaj Gaikwad in 2021
4 – Rohit Sharma in 2016
In the Purple Cap race, Kuldeep’s fourth four-fer enabled him to cut the gap on friend Yuzvendra Chahal. Chahal leads the team with 18 wickets this season, while Kuldeep is one wicket short of matching that total.
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