Kuldeep Yadav – once branded as India’s No. 1 overseas spinner by Ravi Shastri have not reached the heights he expected after the first couple of years of his career.
Ashwin Backs Kuldeep Yadav
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who continues to remain a huge pillar for India in the longest format, however, has big hopes from Kuldeep in the format.
In a video on his YouTube channel, Ashwin said that he has always rated Kuldeep highly when it comes to wrist spinners. In fact, it is the Chinaman spinner’s ability to bowl at ‘repetitive lengths’ that has impressed the off-spinner a lot. In the video, Ashwin pointed out that his ability of Kuldeep is what reap big rewards in Test cricket.
“I have always felt this about Kuldeep Yadav when we talk about wrist spinners. He has got this amazing feature to bowl the repetitive lengths that are required to do well in the long format.
“He can land in a particular spot whenever he wants, and that’s a fantastic quality for a wrist spinner. That’s a massive value for a wrist spinner,” Ashwin said in the video.
Kuldeep Yadav who earlier played under Shikhar Dhawan in India’s ODI series against South Africa bagged 1 wicket in the first 2 ODIs respectively and bagged 4 wickets in the final ODI match which India won by 7 wickets and won the ODI series by 2-1 against South Africa at home.
The left-arm wrist-spinner aspires to become an important player for the Indian team in all three formats but still has a long way to go before he achieves such a stature in the team.