Kuldeep Yadav credits Rohit Sharma for saving his career, says captain told him…

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Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma


India player Kuldeep Yadav opened up about how captain Rohit Sharma helped him revive his career after losing confidence. He revealed how the skipper told him to get more energy during the action.

Kuldeep Yadav’s turnaround has been notable for the Indian cricket team in all three formats of the game. After the 2019 World Cup, he failed to have a consistent run in the team and his performances were also not up to par, which saw him fall.

To make matters even worse, Kuldeep Yadav suffered an injury and his place in the team came under scrutiny. However, the way he made his comeback was something worth appreciating for everyone and he is now the backbone of the Indian spin bowling lineup in all three formats of the game.

Kuldeep Yadav has been one of the main reasons for India’s success in all three formats. He played a very important role for the team in the Asia Cup 2023, which India won, and in the ICC World Cup 2023, where he was a lethal weapon for captain Rohit Sharma and tilted the game in favor of his team.

Kuldeep Yadav also ushered in his class in Tests. In the just concluded five-match series against England, he was nothing short of exceptional. The player picked 19 wickets and helped the team win the series by a margin of 4-1.

Kuldeep Yadav, in an interaction with Indian Express, spoke about his change and revealed how captain Rohit Sharma told him to change a few in the bowling. While he was talking about the same, he explained:

“He was there at NCA when I was rehabbing and then bowling. He would say, ‘When I slip, I feel like the batsmen have enough time to get you off the field!

“He said I needed to get more energy during the action and that the batsman shouldn’t have time to play with me. If the batsman thinks he can get defensive to get me out of the field, the ball must be rushed to hit the stumps or the pad.”

Vicky Paaji (Vikram Rathour) made me bat a lot – Kuldeep Yadav credits batting coach for his improvement

Kuldeep Yadav has improved a lot with his batting of late. This was quite evident during the recently concluded series of counter-evidences. The leg-spinner batted over 300 balls in the series and seemed to have good control.

Kuldeep Yadav, while talking about his batting, said that the team management made him realize his batting skills. He added that batting coach Vikram Rathour worked a lot with him. He added:

“The team management told me I had a lot of batting skills, but they didn’t pressure me to score runs. “If I can contribute to the team in crucial situations in Test cricket then the game changes, Vicky Paaji (Vikram Rathour) made me bat a lot.”

Kuldeep Yadav will next be seen in action during the Indian Premier League, which will begin since March 22. He will play for Delhi Capitals in the tournament.