There are a lot of times MS Dhoni goes wrong with his tips, says Kuldeep Yadav
This IPL season, Kuldeep Yadav's has seen the new low as he could scalp only 4 wickets in 10 matches and will be looking farward to turn things around in the World Cup.
Updated - May 14, 2019 11:12 am
With the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier Premier (IPL) coming to an end on Sunday, all the focus has now firmly shifted to the all-important World Cup. India is one of the hot favourites to win the tournament in England and Wales. And if the Men in Blue are eyeing the ultimate glory, they need Kuldeep Yadav at their best to get the job done with the ball. The Chinaman has been an integral member of the team since breaking into the ODI team in 2017.
Last year when India travelled to England, Kuldeep was one of the most impressive performers. He picked up daunting figures of 14 wickets in 6 matches (3 T20Is and 3 ODIs) to truly mark his arrival at the highest stage of the game. No surprises then that India would depend on him a lot to choke the opponents in the World Cup. But while only time will tell whether Kuldeep manages to set fireworks in England or not, he has already dropped a bombshell with a big comment regarding his senior teammate MS Dhoni.
Speaking on the sidelines of CEAT Cricket Rating Awards on Monday evening, Kuldeep made a striking revelation about the World Cup-winning skipper. Kuldeep said that Dhoni goes wrong with his tips and suggestions on quite a number of times. It is a baffling revelation considering the way the players have credited Dhoni for their success. In fact, even Kuldeep and his spin partner Yuzvendra Chahal have credited Dhoni too, stating that his suggestions from behind the wickets helped them do well.
“There are a lot of times he (Dhoni) goes wrong but then you can’t say that to him. Zyada baat nahi karte woh (he doesn’t speak much). He speaks only between overs if he thinks he needs to point out something,” said Kuldeep.
Kuldeep’s poor IPL
Kuldeep Yadav, meanwhile, had a horrendous IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders. The left-arm spinner played ten games and managed to pick up just 4 wickets before being dropped. He averaged nearly 72 and conceded close to 9 runs per over. Kuldeep will be desperate to turn things around when he dons the blue jersey.