New Delhi. Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar was once stunned by the cricket knowledge of India’s young spinner Kuldeep Yadav. He asked the Indian cricketer some questions about the game, to which Kuldeep gave a brilliant answer. Kuldeep was new to international cricket in those days and played only a few matches. He met Shoaib Akhtar at the Dubai airport. Where the former Pakistan cricketer had asked him many questions related to the game.
Talking to Sportskeeda, Akhtar said that he met the 27-year-old bowler at the Dubai airport. He did not tell about the year in which he met him. Kuldeep came to him to talk. Shoaib also wanted to test Kuldeep’s cricketing knowledge. During this, Akhtar asked many questions related to cricket to Kuldeep, which was answered by the Indian player cleverly. Shoaib was surprised by Kuldeep’s reply as the Indian spinner had played 5-10 international matches till that time.
Akhtar was very happy to talk to Kuldeep
During the conversation, Shoaib Akhtar said, I met Kuldeep Yadav for the first time at Dubai airport. Where Kuldeep contacted me to talk. According to Akhtar, I was surprised by his cricketing knowledge. Whatever I asked Kuldeep, he answered correctly. Shoaib said that I was happy that this child who came to me was very conscious about the game apart from cricket knowledge.
Akhtar further said that I spoke to Kuldeep on many nuances of the game. During this asked a lot but he answered all the questions correctly. According to Shoaib, “I told Kuldeep that I was asking this question only to check whether you have a cricketing mind or are you just a talented bowler. I was shocked to hear that he is already so conscious about the game.”