Batsmen hitting sixes of my bowling makes me happy: Kuldeep Yadav
"I always remember these things."
Updated - Feb 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Kuldeep Yadav, the Chinaman bowler, has grown leaps and bounds ever since making his debut against Australia in a Test match in Dharamsala back in March 2017. Albeit he’s yet to cement his place in the Test team, the Uttar Pradesh-born has made a name for himself in limited-overs cricket. He doesn’t mind giving flight to the ball and the attribute has earned him great success.
The 24-year-old also has shown that he has the potential of bowling well in the conditions, which aren’t conducive for spin-bowling. He troubled the England batsmen in their own backyard. Recently, the wrist-spinner created a lot of troubles for the New Zealand batsmen in the five-match ODI series where he picked two four-wicket hauls in Napier and Mount Maunganui respectively.
Containing the batsman is not my motto
In the meantime, the 24-year-old put forth the techniques, he uses in order to trap the batsmen into playing false strokes. Furthermore, the youngster mentioned that it makes him happy when batsmen go after him as it gives him the chance of picking up wickets.
“There is a saying ‘Kitna bhi paata wicket kyu na ho jitna aap hawa mein daloge batsman utna fasega’ [No matter how flat the wicket is, the more you toss the ball up, the more the batsman will get trapped]. If you bowl quicker on a flat pitch then it becomes easier for the batsman to hit. So I always remember these things and kept giving the loop,” Kuldeep was quoted as saying in The Indian Express.
“Containing the batsman is not my motto. If the batsman hits a six it makes me happy because it always gives me a chance to pick up a wicket. Turning the ball and deceiving the batsman in the air is my strength and I stick to that,” he added.
The World Cup 2019 is scheduled to be played from May 30 in England and Wales. India will play their opening match against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday, June 5. Kuldeep is expected to play a vital role in the Men in Blue’s campaign.