Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep played a key role in India’s dominance in the first Test cricket match against Bangladesh. He took a career-best five for 40 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 150 in their first innings.
Initially he was a bit nervous but when Kuldeep Yadav got hold of the ball, at no point did he feel like he had not played Test cricket for almost two years. Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep played a key role in India’s dominance in the first Test cricket match against Bangladesh. He took a career-best five for 40 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 150 in their first innings.
India have set a tough target of 513 runs in front of Bangladesh and Kuldeep is confident that he, along with Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel, will be able to give the team a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Kuldeep told reporters after the end of the third day’s play, “There are two years (22 months) to say but I never felt.” He had just undergone a knee operation which kept him out of the game for a long time.
He said, “If I had not played cricket after recovering from injury, then I would have struggled. But in the last one year, I have been playing limited overs cricket consistently and I also played red ball cricket against New Zealand (A series). “Kuldeep said,” I had long spells in that series. If you are with the national team then you don’t feel the pressure.
He said, “Because of my bowling style, I do not have any problem in adjusting from one format to another. It is a different matter that when you bowl in Test matches, you need to maintain control. You have to work hard to get wickets because the batsman has a lot of time to get a foothold at the crease and test you. As far as Test matches are concerned, Kuldeep believes that the pitches are getting better for batting. Has been He himself batted around 20 overs during India’s first innings. Kuldeep said, “I think it is an ideal pitch for batting. It is a good pitch to bat against the spinners as well. Yes some balls are staying low and taking turn. We expect to get maximum turn in the second innings.
Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.