Umesh Yadav said that it was the team management’s decision not to keep Kuldeep in the playing XI.
Kuldeep was the man of the match in the 188-run win against Bangladesh in the first Test and the left-arm wrist spinner made a useful contribution of 40 runs in the first innings apart from taking eight wickets.
The decision to drop last-match hero Kuldeep Yadav from the Indian playing XI for the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh may have disappointed many but senior pacer Umesh Yadav on Thursday said it was a “team management decision”. Which every cricketer has to face. Kuldeep was the man of the match in the 188-run win against Bangladesh in the first Test and the left-arm wrist spinner made a useful contribution of 40 runs in the first innings apart from taking eight wickets. But the decision to drop Kuldeep for the second and final Test took everyone by surprise.
And the team coached by Rahul Dravid decided to include an additional fast bowler in the form of Jaydev Unadkat. Umesh told reporters after the end of the first day’s play, “This is part of your journey.” This has happened to me too. Sometimes you get dropped because of your performance and sometimes it is the decision of the team management. You have to move according to the needs of the team. “He said,” It is good for him (Kuldeep) that he has come back and performed well. ,
Leading the pace attack in the absence of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh took four for 25 in 15 overs while veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also claimed four wickets as India bundled out Bangladesh for 227 in their first innings. . In response, India had scored 19 runs at stumps without losing a wicket. Left-arm seamer Unadkat, playing in a Test match after more than a decade, justified the decision to include him in the squad by dismissing centurion Zakir Hasan from the previous match. Umesh said, “When he (Unadkat) made his debut, I was with him in South Africa. So I am very happy for him that he finally got his chance. He has done very well in the domestic season.
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