Colombo: Team India’s spinner Kuldeep Yadav is different from those players who start considering themselves as failures after poor performance in some matches. However, he admitted that when a player is ignored for a long time, he starts doubting himself.
Bad phase of Kuldeep’s career
Kuldeep Yadav’s selection was considered fixed till the ODI World Cup 2019 but it is not so now and he does not get a place in the main team. Earlier this year, his career was hit by a poor performance in Pune against England. He had conceded 84 runs in that match and did not get any wicket.
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Strong comeback of Kuldeep
Kuldeep Yadav made a good comeback against Sri Lanka in the first ODI on Sunday, taking 2 wickets for 48 runs in 9 overs. Team India won this match by 7 wickets and took a 1-0 lead in the series.
‘Didn’t think of ending my career’
Kuldeep told the media after the match, ‘At no point did I feel after that match against England that my limited overs career was over. Sometimes it happens when you score runs. I have also taken four and five wickets in matches and it would be better if people talk about them as well.
Career doesn’t end like this
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav said, ‘One or two bad matches do not end one’s career. I think anyone who has played this game or has knowledge of this game will also be aware of this.
Why bad game against England?
Kuldeep Yadav, who has taken 107 wickets in 64 ODIs so far, said, ‘The wicket of Pune (series against England) was very good to bat and it was not helping the spinners much. This can happen when the wicket is not in your favour.
Kuldeep on Babo Bubble
In the era of Coronavirus Pandemic, players have to live in the Bio Bubble. Meanwhile, Kuldeep kept going in and out of the team but he did not get much opportunities to play, which also had a bad effect.
hard to live in babo bubble
Kuldeep said, ‘Life is very difficult in a bio bubble and it becomes more difficult when you are not playing because you start doubting yourself. Many people want to help you, want to talk to you, but when you talk to many people, a new kind of suspicion arises.
Rahul Dravid helped
Kuldeep has admitted that it is necessary to maintain restraint in team sports. He was under pressure before the ODI match on Sunday but coach Rahul Dravid helped him overcome it. Kuldeep said, ‘When you play after a long time, there is pressure and I was playing after a long time. It happens because you want to perform well. Initially Rahul sir encouraged me. He told me to enjoy my game and I am glad it worked out.