Kuldeep Yadav all set to shine in the Sri Lanka tour with a new variation, ponders childhood coach
Kuldeep Yadav was enduring a tough time in his career lately.
Updated - Jun 11, 2021 4:09 pm
Kuldeep Yadav was once regarded as one of the most preferred spinners for India’s overseas squad. In fact, his combination with spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, fondly known as ‘KulCha’ was lauded by many across the globe. However, in recent times, Yadav had hit the rough patch in his career and was going through some struggling times. He wasn’t named in India’s WTC final squad and a five-match series against England.
However, it was pretty sure that he would get his due chance in India’s tour to Sri Lanka for the white-ball series and the same happened. In the recent turn of events, Kuldeep’s childhood coach revealed that he was a little disturbed with the England tour snub and started focusing on his bowling more. And, with the new tour approaching, he is ready with a new variation.
“For the last seven or eight days, when the lockdown rules have been relaxed, we have been working on his bowling, especially on his googly.
“Kuldeep’s biggest strength is his googly. It has always been his wicket-taking delivery, but he has not been able to bowl it at a good length in recent times. He was bowling one too many loose balls. Kuldeep has worked on it, and he is pitching all his googlies on good lengths and is getting a good amount of turn and purchase as well,” said Yadav’s childhood coach Kapil Dev Pandey in a chat with India Today.
Kuldeep Yadav has always been a wicket-taker reckons childhood coach
The 26-year-old’s coach also added that he has always been a wicket-taker in his life. He has conceded runs on very few occasions and now he is working on his stock delivery to check the run flow. Apart from bringing various breakthroughs for his team, he wants his overs to be really tight.
“Kuldeep has always been a wicket-taker and has gone for runs a few times, but now he wants to add another dimension to his bowling. Kuldeep is also working on his stock delivery to check the run flow in the middle overs. Although taking wickets is his priority, he wants to be economical as well,” the coach concluded.