Kuldeep Yadav | Last Chance: Kuldeep Yadav’s coach got emotional, said very serious things about team management, Coach of Kuldeep Yadav gets emotional over the negligence of Chinaman in team India
Kuldeep Yadav  |  Photo Credits: PTI
- Will spinner Kuldeep Yadav get a chance during India’s tour of Sri Lanka?
- His coach got emotional about the only chinaman bowler of the Indian team
- Former Indian spinner Venkatapati Raju also gave a statement about Kuldeep Yadav
Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who hasn’t played just one Test, three ODIs and a single T20 International in the last 16 months, is running out of time for India’s T20 World Cup squad. The series in Sri Lanka, consisting of three ODIs and three T20 Internationals, may be his last chance, but for an ‘out of rhythm’ bowler like him, the white-ball format could be tough. Apart from this, he has to face five other spinners in six matches.
Kuldeep’s long-time coach Kapil Pandey got emotional while talking about his disciple. Talking to IANS, he said, “We talk about the three D’s that go into making a player successful – discipline, dedication and strong determination. But we ignore the two D’s – depression and morale – that go into that. Can affect the player who is not getting support from the team management and is not given the opportunity. This is what is happening with Kuldeep.”
she needs support
Coach Kapil Pandey said, “Kuldeep hasn’t got a chance to play at all. He needs support. He took five wickets in Australia (in the fourth Test in Sydney in January, 2019) but after that it was time to play him. Didn’t get a single test.”
The wrist spinner has struggled in ODIs, the format in which India play in Sri Lanka first from Sunday. He has conceded 209 runs in three ODIs in the last 16 months at the rate of 7.2 in 29 overs. In the last ODI, he conceded 84 runs in 10 overs against England.
Pandey says that whenever Kuldeep was given a chance recently, he came on a flat pitch. He feels the team management disappointed him by ignoring him as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja and calling Shahbaz Nadeem outside in the home Test series against England in February-March.
Pandey said, “If the captain, the coach feels that they will play two spinners (against England) and you have a back-up spinner in the team for one injured, but you call one from outside, play it. And ignores Kuldeep. They could have given him a chance.
Venkatapati Raju also gave a statement
Former India spinner and national selector Venkatapathy Raju says that Kuldeep is struggling for rhythm. He says the lack of match practice is the reason for his struggle. He needs to bowl long spells, Raju explained to IANS. White ball cricket is very tough, if you are not in the rhythm, it can be very harsh. I am a big fan of Kuldeep. He is a real match winner, and so is Chahal, but he needs a few matches to find the rhythm,
Raju said, I have full faith that he should go back and play a 3-day or 4-day match. Unfortunately for him, there is not much domestic cricket going on. He should play some matches. We know he’s too young man.
Learn from Shane Warne
Raju cites the example of Shane Warne, former leg-spinner of Australia. “Someone like Shane Warne, when he was struggling he went and played a second division match in Victoria,” he said. He took only two wickets. Unfortunately, the schedule of international matches is so tight, you don’t get time to play these games. Raju feels that the chinaman bowler should play 3-day or 4-day home matches. One reason for this is because of the atmosphere it provides.
“You are more comfortable in the atmosphere, relax,” said Raju, who represented India in 28 Tests and 53 ODIs. You enjoy that atmosphere and come back. He doesn’t need to take wickets, just get the momentum going. In such games, he can bowl longer, take breaks and come back again.
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