Kuldeep Yadav gets valuable tips from Shane Warne ahead of Australia tour
The youngster also preferred calling himself a quality bowler rather than a mystery bowler.
Updated - Nov 18, 2018 12:25 pm
Ever since the Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri era began, there’s a palpable change in the attitude of the team and a lot of youngsters are seemingly relishing it. One of the prime products of their tenure is the chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who has grown from strength to strength in the last couple of years to be a lethal weapon.
With the Australian tour coming up, the youngster will be combating one of the biggest challenges of his career thus far. He will have the confidence of doing well here especially after his heroics in South Africa. Legendary wrist spinner Shane Warne knows a thing or two about a big series like this and when it comes to advising youngsters, he shows no boundaries.
In an interview ahead of the tour, the Uttar Pradesh cricketer opened up on his interaction with the second highest wicket-taker in Test history. The Aussie great apparently had advised him to stick to the basics and make the most of the bounce which wickets down under generally offer.
“I have always followed Shane Warne. I had a chat with Warne a few days ago. He asked me to meet him and advised me to bowl normally, changing the angle (over the wicket to round the wicket). There will be bounce on Australian wickets and I can use that in my favour. If spinners perform well, we will get success,” Kuldeep told India TV.
It will be a challenge to bowl in Australia
The youngster also preferred calling himself a quality bowler rather than a mystery bowler. He said that basics will remain key if they have to succeed in conditions like these and is also very excited for his first challenge of bowling Down Under.
“It will be a challenge for me to bowl in Australia since it will be my first tour Down Under. You have to keep your basics right while bowling in overseas conditions, keeping yourself motivated is also important. I will try to do the same, no variations. I don’t see myself as a mystery bowler but rather a quality bowler,” Yadav said.