Kuldeep Yadav on Yuzvendra Chahal | Kuldeep Yadav Speaks about his bowling partnership with Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav  |  Photo Credits: AP
- India won the first ODI against Sri Lanka
- Kuldeep and Chahal played together in this match
- Spinner Kuldeep said this about Chahal
Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal played together after two years in the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday. Against Sri Lanka, both bowled brilliantly and took two important wickets each. Earlier, this pair, known as ‘Kulcha’, had landed together in the World Cup 2019. After a long time, Kuldeep looked very happy to have a bowling partnership with Chahal. He gave a tremendous talk on pairing and bonding with Chahal, the bottom line of which is where is a bowling partner like you. You too will not be able to live without ‘wow’ in praising both.
‘Very happy to have played with Chahal after a long time’
Kuldeep Yadav said in a virtual post-match press conference after India won the match by 7 wickets that he has a good bowling partnership with Yuzvendra Chahal. He said, ‘Very happy that after a long time Chahal and I got a chance to play for the team together. We are comfortable with each other and we support each other. We both share inputs on the field whenever needed. There is a great bonding between the two of us. We did well together. We played after a long time and it proved beneficial for the team.
Spinner Kuldeep Yadav also talked about his bowling
At the same time, while talking about his bowlers in the first ODI, Kuldeep said, ‘I was trying to change my pace, because the wicket was dry in the first innings. The wicket provided some assistance to the spinners. I was changing my pace depending on the batsmen. Very happy with the way the team performed in this match. Let us tell you that after winning the toss, India Sri Lanka, batting first, scored 262 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. In reply, India won by losing just 3 wickets. India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
‘Rahul Dravid sir supported and inspired me’
On being out of the team, Kuldeep said, ‘When you step on the field, there is always a nervousness. Rahul Dravid (head coach) sir supported and inspired me. We talked a lot and he told me to enjoy bowling and not worry about the result. I am glad that I did well. Obviously you get nervous when you play cricket after a long time. We have come here to play Sri Lanka cricket. We are lucky that we are getting to play cricket. We are not worried about what anyone is saying.
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