India spinner Kuldeep Yadav recently opened up about teammate Yuzvendra Chahal and revealed that the latter has always lent him his support even during the bad phase of his cricketing career.
Following Team India’s win in the third T20I against South Africa, Suryakumar Yadav and Kuldeep were involved in a chat session. When asked about the conversation with Chahal, the left-arm spinner revealed the advice he received.
“Chahal bhai had a long flight so we didn’t speak much. Just met him last evening where he told me not to change too much about bowling. Even when things weren’t great 2-3 years ago, he was always there for me. Hopefully, we will try to do well if we play together in ODIs,” said Kuldeep.
Kuldeep Yadav ran riot with the ball as he picked up a five-wicket haul against the Proteas. His magical spell helped his side bundle South Africa for just 95 and win the game by a margin of 106 runs.
Kuldeep Yadav claimed five-wicket haul
Talking about the pitch, the 29-year-old spinner said that the pitch was behaving a bit slow and the quicker deliveries were gripping. He also highlighted the fact that the ball was keeping low, which particularly helped him get wickets.
“Wasn’t thinking much. The idea was to bowl to a particular length and then I observed that the pitch is slow and the quicker ones were gripping a bit. So I was just mixing my flighted deliveries with quicker ones. I did get a few lucky wickets as the ball was keeping low. Once I got three wickets, I thought let’s go for picking five wicket,” he added.
The three-match T20I series was shared between the two nations. They will next move into the three-match ODI series, which is get underway on Sunday. KL Rahul will be seen leading the Men in Blue in the absence of Rohit Sharma.