Kuldeep Yadav’s family had an emotional breakdown watching his debut
Published - Mar 25, 2017 9:13 pm | Updated - Mar 25, 2017 9:13 pm
The fourth Test between India and Australia began on a sad note for the fans as captain Virat Kohli was ruled out of the game due to a shoulder injury. Little did the nation expect that Anil Kumble and Ajinkya Rahane would take the bold decision of giving the young chinaman Kuldeep Yadav a well-deserved debut at Dharamsala.
The previous night was a hopeful one for Ram Singh Yadav and his family as they were hoping for their son’s to make his Test debut for India. It emerged as a surprise to the entire family, when they switched on the television to find out that Kuldeep was indeed making his debut today.
The 22-year-old received his Test cap from the former Indian leg-spinner L Sivaramakrishnan, and that meant Ram Singh had to miss office to watch his son represent the country. The excitement was not only glued to his father; his whole family shed a tear of happiness and joy for the 22-year-old chinaman in Chakeri, an area in Uttar Pradesh.
The celebrations were derailed as Kuldeep was only introduced by the Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane after lunch. It was a cue for celebrations to begin in Chakeri. Kuldeep got the wicket of Australian opener David Warner with a flipper that would make Shane Warne proud.
The 22-year-old’s second wicket was met with a round of loud cheers and happy tears by the family. The third wicket just increased the magnitude of celebration as it was extended to the entire locality. The entire locality could not hide their happiness and was seen celebrating their hearts along with Ram Singh and family.
Ram Singh was quoted by Mid Day as saying, “Kuldeep had called me last evening and said, ‘I could get a chance to play tomorrow’. He calls us every evening and we are feeling elated right now. He has been a consistent performer and with I hope he continues to get people’s love and support and God’s blessings.”
The father believes in his son’s potential and said that it was just an example of what Kuldeep can do in the future wearing the Indian jersey. The Kanpur-lad is also the first chinaman to play for India, a rare achievement for the young lad.