Kuldeep Yadav reveals the two batsmen whose wickets he desires the most
A wrist spinner who'll pick you wickets consistently, no matter what point of the game you're in, is an asset any captain would kill for and Yadav is just that.
Published - Apr 2, 2018 11:46 am | Updated - Apr 2, 2018 11:46 am
Kuldeep Yadav has had a meteoric rise in international Cricket, to say the least. A wrist spinner who’ll pick you wickets consistently, no matter what point of the game you’re in, is an asset any captain would kill for and Yadav is just that. In a recent interview, the China-man bowler revealed his personal bucket list of the dismissals he wants next to his name.
Yadav, who’ll be playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), is being viewed as one of the most dangerous assets for the team. His ability to deceive the batsman in the air is what has worked to his advantage in the past and the 23-year old plans to continue on his rampage in the IPL as well. Speaking to CricketNext, Yadav game some interesting insights into how to go about in the exciting tournament.
Kuldeep Yadav reveals his dream dismissals
Divulging into details of who he wants as his prize wickets, Kuldeep Yadav said, “I would be lying if I said I don’t any personal goals going into this season of the IPL. I too have a bucket list and I wish to dismiss Kohli and Dhoni. You don’t get better players of spin bowling and the IPL is the only tournament when you get to have a go at them. Sometimes I feel I am privileged that I am in the same team as them and don’t need to bowl to them on the international stage (laughs). But this year I want to dismiss them and this is the tournament that gives me that opportunity.”
The ace spinner went on to talk about how the IPL helps budding cricketers find their feet. “The IPL has always been big and I have always looked forward to being a part of the tournament. Initially, people would say that it is a format for the batsmen and there is nothing for the bowlers, but I have always felt that it is the perfect platform for any cricketer if you wish to make a name for yourself and get noticed. You get to play not just against the best in the business, but also get to share the dressing room with some of the big names and learn a lot from the professionalism and the dedication that is on display,” opined Yadav.
In conclusion, Yadav went on to talk about how Brad Hogg has inspired him to play quality Cricket and said, “I have picked on his brain through the years. Our art is any way rare. I feel I was lucky to have someone like him on my own team. It helped to get to see him from close quarters. I was always open to his ideas and tried to learn as much as I could.”