new Delhi: The first match of the two-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka is being played in Mohali. In this match, Team India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and declared to bat first, but one of his decisions surprised the fans. Actually, Rohit Sharma has kept a dangerous player out of Playing 11. After former captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma also broke the fate of this player. Let us tell you that half of this player’s career is being ruined sitting on the bench and no one is giving him a chance.
After Kohli, Rohit also broke the fate of this player
There was a time when this player was considered his strongest link in Team India, but after the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, such a turning point came, which started the countdown to this player’s career. After Mahendra Singh Dhoni, when Virat Kohli became the captain, this player was given very few chances in Team India. Now when Rohit Sharma became the captain, he also did not give any value to this player. Team India’s dangerous chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was not given a chance by Rohit Sharma in the playing XI of the first test match against Sri Lanka. While everyone was hoping that Rohit Sharma would save his career by giving Kuldeep Yadav a chance.
Turned out from Playing 11
Rohit Sharma has committed the mistake of Virat Kohli by not giving Kuldeep Yadav a chance. It is believed that even Virat Kohli used to shy away from including Kuldeep Yadav in his team’s playing XI. Rohit Sharma has given off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and off-spinner Jayant Yadav in the playing XI of the first Test against Sri Lanka. Questions are also being raised on Rohit Sharma for not giving Kuldeep Yadav a chance.
This controversy created a ruckus
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. 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. It is believed that due to this controversy regarding Kuldeep Yadav, Kohli used to shy away from including him in his team’s playing XI. When Virat Kohli was the captain of Team India and Ravi Shastri was the head coach, Kuldeep Yadav’s career was almost over.
Difficult to bowl in a variation like this player
There is no dearth of talent in Kuldeep Yadav. He knows how to bowl a special kind of bowling which is called ‘Chinaman bowling’. This is a very unique bowling style, in which the left hand spinner spins the ball with the wrist instead of the fingers. When Mahendra Singh Dhoni used to play cricket for the Indian team, Kuldeep Yadav used to benefit the most, but Kuldeep Yadav’s career is going dark as soon as Dhoni retires.
Kuldeep Yadav has taken 41 wickets in 24 T20 matches for India. He has also played 45 IPL matches in which he has 40 wickets. Kuldeep’s ODI career has also been brilliant. He has taken 109 wickets in 66 ODIs. These figures are enough to assess the talent of Kuldeep Yadav. His economy rate is also less than 8 in T20 format. Kuldeep Yadav has taken 26 wickets in 7 test matches for India. Kuldeep also holds the record for taking 5 wickets in Sydney, Australia. Till date even Ashwin has not done such a feat abroad.
Dhoni’s advice used to work
In an interview, Kuldeep had told how he misses Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s advice on and off the field. Kuldeep had told that Dhoni’s advice behind the wicket was very useful to him and he misses it. Kuldeep further said, ‘Sometimes I feel very lack of his advice. He had a lot of experience. He used to guide us from behind the wicket.
Blame it on Ravi Shastri and KKR
During a conversation with former Team India opener Akash Chopra, Kuldeep Yadav had revealed many big secrets of team management. Kuldeep Yadav had said, ‘I do not understand what the team wants from me. It is difficult to understand as a player if the World Cup team will be selected on the basis of the performance of only two months. In the Indian team, players are often told why they are not being given a chance, but this trend is not there in the IPL franchise. Kuldeep Yadav said that the KKR team was constantly ignoring me. Kuldeep also had to sit outside in many IPL matches. Kolkata gave preference to Varun Chakraborty more than him. Kuldeep said that when the dialogue is weak, it is very difficult to understand it. Many times you do not even know whether you are playing or not or what the team wants from you.