From the past few years, India’s left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has become a crucial member of the bowling set-up in India’s limited over format. Kuldeep, who debuted in the year 2017 and has emerged out as one of the key players in India’s bowling line-up.
So far, Kuldeep has appeared in 60 matches for Team India and has taken 104 scalps at a stunning economy of 5.51. Talking about the shortest format of the game, Kuldeep has grabbed 39 wickets in 21 games he has played so far. Kuldeep has impressed one and all with his brilliant control over the line and variations in deliveries.
While the chinaman has made even the best batsmen run for their money, on the other hand, there’s someone who Kuldeep finds difficult to bowl.
Well, recently, in an interview with Deep Dasgupta on ESPNCrickinfo, Kuldeep revealed that South Africa’s batsman AB de Villiers is the toughest batsman to bowl in ODI.
Talking about AB de Villiers, Kuldeep Yadav heaped praises on the South African star for his ‘unique style’ of batting. Not just this, Kuldeep even claimed that it is good that de Villiers has retired from the game. He said:
“In ODIs, AB de Villiers is a good player. He has a unique style. Now that he’s retired, it’s a good thing! But other than him, I haven’t found any other batsman who I am scared will hit me for a lot of runs,”
During the interaction with Deep Dasgupta, Kuldeep also talked about how prepared himself for the world cup after his failure in IPL that year for Kolkata Knight Riders. He said:
“I prepared really well before leaving for the World Cup 2019 because I wanted to overcome my failure in IPL that year. Even though I didn’t pick up many wickets, I think I bowled well at the World Cup,”
“After that, I have been in and out of the team. If you are playing regularly, your confidence is high. If not, you are always under pressure to perform in the chances you get, and your mind stays cluttered. I probably was at fault with my skills as well,”