It was a tough series for me: Kuldeep Yadav

In the post-match chat, Axar Patel opined that this Australian side is weak against spin bowling.

Kuldeep Yadav celebrates his hat-trick
Kuldeep Yadav celebrates his hat-trick. (Photo Source: Twitter)


Kuldeep Yadav has turned a fan favorite in a span of months as he once again managed to bamboozle the Aussies with his wrist spinning exploits. The 22-year-old returned with 7 wickets in 4 games this series, making him the joint-second highest wicket-taker alongside Kane Richardson. He said after the final game at Nagpur that this was a tough series for him.


He later added that it’s always difficult to bowl against the Australian batsmen, who have the tendency to smack even good deliveries to the boundary. “It was a tough series for me. I prepared well before the first game and it is difficult to bowl against these batsmen,” said the chinaman bowler from Uttar Pradesh.

As a spinner, he believes that trying for wickets is the most important thing. He also said that things have been working brilliantly for him off-late since he made his Test debut against Australia in March. He said he was proud to be a part of a winning team and this will help him grow in stature.

“We (Spinners) always look for wickets, all the spinners look to take wickets in the middle order. After my Test debut for India, things have changed, I am getting a lot more chances and it is great to be part of a winning team,” said Kuldeep.

This Aussie side is weak against spin: Axar Patel

If it had not been for Rohit Sharma’s scintillating century, Axar Patel would’ve definitely won the player of the match award for the final ODI. After the game was done, Axar said he felt like he was making a comeback from injury. He also said that Nagpur being a lot bigger than Bangalore, helps the spinners to exploit the advantage and allows them to toss the ball more often.

“I thought I was coming back from injury in the earlier game but I had the confidence of having done it earlier. The good thing is that this is a bigger ground compared to Bangalore and I used my variations to get them out,” the youngster said.

He also took a dig at the Australian middle-order batsmen’s inability to tackle spin. He said that barring David Warner and Aaron Finch, who have great experience of playing in the IPL, the side is relatively weak against spin. “This Australian side is definitely weak against spin. It was easier to bowl to the middle order when Warner and Finch, who have IPL experience, get out,” Axar opined.