‘After a long time, our favourite duo Kulcha is back’ – Twitter goes wild after both Chahal and Kuldeep feature in the Indian playing XI together after two years
Several fans have expressed their joy in seeing both Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in the Indian playing XI.
Updated - Jul 18, 2021 3:20 pm
The ‘Kulcha’ duo is famous in Indian cricket. ‘Kulcha’ is the name given to the duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, the two wrist spinners of Indian cricket. And, on 18th July 2021, the two men have been named in the playing XI for the first ODI against Sri Lanka.
What is so special is the fact that this is the first time since the 2019 World Cup match against England that took place on 30th June 2019 that Kuldeep and Chahal will play a game together. In that game, both Chahal and Kuldeep were hammered by the England batsmen.
While Chahal leaked 88 runs in the 10 overs that he bowled and did not pick up even a single wicket, Kuldeep was smashed for 72 runs in his quota of 10 overs and picked up just a single wicket.
And now, for the first time in more than two years, both Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been named in the Indian playing XI for the first ODI match against Sri Lanka.
Twitter cannot keep calm about the Kulcha duo playing together
And, several fans have expressed their joy in seeing both Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in the Indian playing XI. One fan has provided an important statistic and has given Kuldeep’s average in ODI cricket, with and without Chahal.
Another fan is happy that India’s favorite bowling duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal is back in the side. Another Twitter user is confident that both Chahal and Kuldeep will perform well against the Sri Lankan side. Yet another user has tweeted that it seems as if Chahal and Kuldeep played together decades ago.
While Kuldeep Yadav has played 63 ODI matches for India and has scalped 105 wickets, Yuzvendra Chahal has picked up 92 wickets in his ODI career in 54 matches. While Kuldeep has scalped one five-wicket haul in ODI cricket, Chahal has scalped two.
Here are the reactions from Twitter regarding ‘Kulcha’ featuring in the Indian playing XI
— 🇮🇳عبدالرحیم (@AR_Raheem_) July 18, 2021
Finally Kuldeep Chahal playing together felt like it last happened decades ago😩
— Unnati🦋 (@caramelcrust) July 18, 2021
Kuldeep and Chahal playing together after a long time 🤩
— Harsh (@cric_virat) July 18, 2021
Kuldeep Yadav & Yuzvendra Chahal are finally back together, for the first time since 2019 pic.twitter.com/5la6b3e48z
— Hemant Kumar 🎬 (@SportsCuppa) July 18, 2021
Kuldeep and Chahal playing together for the first time since 2019 WC game against England.#SLvIND
— Atharva Vaish (@AtharvaVaish) July 18, 2021
Yuzi Chahal and Kuldeep Singh – The KulCha is playing today's match against Sri Lanka. #INDvSL
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) July 18, 2021
Kul-Cha duo is back!
STAT TRACKER: The last time Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal played together in an ODI was against England in World Cup 2019. #SLvIND
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) July 18, 2021
— Aabirbhav Basu (@aabirbhav54) July 18, 2021
#SL won the toss and chose to bat! #SKY and #ishankishan making their debuts! #INDvSL #kulcha combo is back after long time!Very crucial series for india as they would like to lock few spots to bring into the A team to prepare for the next World Cup!#ODI #cricket #dhawan #dravid
— Golden Duck Cricket Analysis (@DuckAnalysis) July 18, 2021
— 𝑻𝒂𝒏𝒗𝒊𝒓 (@srkian_Tanvir) July 18, 2021
Kuldeep alongside Chahal averages 22 with the ball. Without him, the average shoots up to 36!#INDvSL
— Suvajit Mustafi 🏏🎬🇮🇳🇳🇿 (@RibsGully) July 18, 2021
— Vaughan Fielding Academy 👏🏏 (@Vaughan_Academy) July 18, 2021
— Chinaman (@ChinamanStrikes) July 18, 2021
— Thinker!!!!! (@manishsarangal1) July 18, 2021