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IPL 2017: Variation in bowling is the key to my success, says Siddharth Kaul

If you have variation then it is hard for the batsman to read you, says Kaul

Siddarth Kaul of Sunrisers Hyderabad
Siddarth Kaul of Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The right-arm pacer from Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Siddharth Kaul has so far mighty impressive in the tenth edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). Kaul is leading the Hyderabad bowling attack along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and has 15 wickets under his belt. SRH’s bowling department has been a great asset for them throughout this season. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is currently the proud owner of the purple cap with 23 wickets to his name.

Defending champions Hyderabad (Sunrisers) will play their last round robin game against the struggling Gujarat Lions in Kanpur today (May 13). Currently, placed fourth in the points table with 15 points SRH will be hoping to clinch their spot in the IPL play-offs.Speaking with PTI over the phone on Friday, Kaul said that variation has been the key to his success in the shortest format.

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Speaking with PTI over the phone on Friday, Kaul said that variation has been the key to his success in the shortest format.”If you have variation, then it is hard for the batsman to read you. The batsman keeps guessing, what this guy is going to bowl,” Kaul said. The pacer further added that he picked up the knuckle ball after watching Zaheer (Khan) in the 2011 World Cup.“From that time onwards, I tried to perfect it and now it is helping me a lot.” he told

“From that time onwards, I tried to perfect it and now it is helping me a lot.” he told to PTI.

In Sunrisers last game against Mumbai Indians (MI), which they won by seven wickets, Kaul returned with impressive figures of 4-0-24-3. Prior to that match, against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), Kaul impressed everyone with the figures of 4-0-24-4, including the wicket of M S Dhoni. However, SRH lost that game owing to a batting collapse.

Learning experience of bowling to Dhoni

“It was really good, he is a great finisher of the game in the shorter format, in any format, you can say that. It was a golden chance for me to bowl in front of the best batsman of T20 and ODIs.”

Kaul recalled how at the end of that match, Dhoni walked up to him and lauded him.

“It was a good interaction with him. I know him for a long time. In that match, he told me that I have improved further adding to my pace and having consistency in bowling yorkers. He also told me that my knuckle balls are really good. Those words of encouragement have helped me a lot,” he said.

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