Colombo: In the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Team India’s chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav saw the best performance, due to which India won by 7 wickets against the hosts in Colombo. Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets in the first ODI against Sri Lanka.
Manjrekar targeted Kohli in gestures
Let us tell you that Kuldeep Yadav’s place in Team India is not fixed and often injustice is seen with him at the time of team selection. Indian commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has targeted captain Virat Kohli after Kuldeep Yadav’s stellar performance in the first ODI against Sri Lanka.
Injustice done to Kuldeep
Sanjay Manjrekar said that it is surprising that Kuldeep Yadav was suddenly dropped from the ODI team after the 2019 World Cup match against England. Kuldeep had conceded 72 runs in that match and was able to take only 1 wicket, but remember that Yuzvendra Chahal had conceded 88 runs in the same match.
Can’t compare Kuldeep with Pandya
Although Yuzvendra Chahal was not dropped from the ODI team, Kuldeep Yadav was replaced by Krunal Pandya and Washington Sundar in the ODI team. Sanjay Manjrekar said, ‘If you compare Kuldeep Yadav with Kunal Pandya, you will see that he is someone who makes the ball fly.’
Kuldeep Yadav wicket taker
Manjrekar said, ‘Krunal Pandya is the run-stopper, while Kuldeep Yadav is the wicket-taker. One wonders how Virat Kohli-led Team India dropped Kuldeep Yadav after that game against England. Sanjay Manjrekar said, ‘England’s team was very strong in the 2019 World Cup. The Indian team could not keep their winning combination against England and later it paid off.
Kohli-Kumble controversy happened because of Kuldeep
Let us tell you that Kuldeep Yadav is the same player, due to whom the fight between Kohli and Anil Kumble started. There was a rift between captain Kohli and former coach Kumble during Australia’s tour of India in March 2017. Actually, in the third Test of the series, Kumble wanted Kuldeep Yadav to be included in the team, but Kohli flatly refused it. This controversy took place during the Dharamsala Test.
There was controversy over this matter
In the Dharamsala Test, Virat Kohli was not a part of this match due to injury, and Ajinkya Rahane was the captain of the team. Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was given a chance in this match. Kohli was against it, he wanted to feed Amit Mishra. This decision was taken without informing Virat. Apart from this, it is said that Virat Kohli was also upset with the inclusion of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Grade-A.