Connect with us

Cricket

Asia Cup: Kuldeep Yadav ‘Whenever I retire, I will always cherish this five-fer against Pakistan’

Published

on

Asia Cup: Kuldeep yadav 'Whenever I retire, I will always cherish this five-fer against Pakistan'

Asia Cup 2023 Kuldeep yadav ‘Whenever I retire, I will always cherish this five-fer against Pakistan’: Kuldeep Yadav, a left-arm wristspinner for Team India, has said that when he retires, he will miss his five-wicket haul against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match on Monday at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

The Men in Blue crushed Pakistan by 228 runs in the Super 4 encounter on Monday, with Kuldeep taking 5/25 in eight overs. On the following day, India resumed their innings at 147/2. India reached 356/2 thanks to centuries from Virat Kohli (122* off 94 deliveries) and KL Rahul (111* off 106) who also had a third-wicket partnership of 233 that was unbroken.

“When you pick up five wickets against a big team, it really boosts your morale. Whenever I retire, I will always cherish this five-fer against Pakistan,” he commented.

Read More | Mohammad Rizwan reacts ‘India can’t play Shaheen, Rauf, Naseem’ trend in Asia Cup

The spinner added that he has been working hard on bringing more aggression in his bowling rhythm, and the same is paying dividends.

“I have been playing regularly for the past one and half years after my knee surgery. My run-up has gone a bit straight. There is more aggression in my bowling rhythm, the approach to the crease is good, and perhaps earlier my bowling hand used to fall a lot, it’s under control now and it is now facing more towards the batsman,” Kuldeep elaborated.

“At the same time, I have not lost my spin and drift, it is still there and my pace has also gone up. That’s why it is helping me. For some time now, I have only been thinking about hitting those good lengths consistently, it gives you more chances of taking wickets,” he explained.

Read More | New Zealand Announce ODI World Cup Squad कप्तान केन विलियमसन की वापसी, ये स्टार प्लेयर हुआ बाहर

On Monday, Kuldeep cleaned up Fakhar Zaman for 27 before adding the scalps of Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Faheem Ashraf.

“Post-surgery was very frustrating for me. I was out for five months. It has not happened overnight. It took me some time to get it right. Many people had suggested it but I also never wanted to lose my zip, dip and drift. After the surgery when I completed my rehab for three months, then I realized that I must work on it,” he said.

“One and a half years have been amazing for me. I have been bowling well. I don’t think too much about the playing XI, I am just enjoying my bowling,” Kuldeep added.

The 28-year-old spinner has an impressive one-day record. In 87 matches, he has claimed 146 wickets at an average of 26.04 and an economy rate of 5.12.

(With Input From SportsKeeda)

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Cricket

Ranji 2024: Why Ishan Kishan Rejected BCCI Order To Play Ranji Trophy

Published

on

Why Ishan Kishan Rejected BCCI Order To Play Ranji Trophy

Why Ishan Kishan Rejected BCCI Order To Play Ranji Trophy: Indian cricketer Ishan Kishan broke silence on international cricket, which led to his ouster from the team.

He played for India during the third T20I of a five match series against Australia in November 2023.

Ishan Kishan was called for South Africa tour, but he was not part of the series due to personal reason.

Now, Ishan Kishan decided to skip Ranji Trophy matches, which led to the BCCI removing hism from the central contracts list.

Former Indian coach Rahul Dravid stats that if Ishan Kishan wanted to make a comeback, he must feature and perform in domestic matches.

Read More | T20 World Cup 2024: Bangladesh Cricket’s Scandal Exposed vs India; Taskin Ahmed got Deliberately benched due to….

But, the decision of not play Ranji matches led to severe criticism, and he has now opened that why he was not in the right frame of mind to play Ranji Trophy games.

“I took a break and I think it was normal. There is a rule that if you want to make a comeback you must perform in domestic cricket. It is as simple as that. Now, it was very different for me to play domestic cricket as it was not making any sense. I was not in a frame of mind to play and that is why I took a break from international cricket. It doesn’t make sense that you take a break from international cricket and then you go and play domestic matches. Fir toh aap international hi khelte (Then I could have continued playing for India),” Kishan told the Indian Express.

Read More | Virat Kohli Leaves for London to Spend Time With Anushka , Akaay, Vamika, After T20 World Cup Win

“It was depressing. Today I don’t want to say that everything was fine. It was not easy for me at all. You go through a lot. Mere dimag mey ye sab chalta raha ki yaar kya hoga gaya, kyu ho gaya, mere saath kyu (Questions like what happened, why me). All these things happened when I was performing,” he added.

He returned to action during the IPL in 2024. He managed to score 320 runs in 14 innings at an average of 22.85 and a strike rate of 148.83.

Read More | How Indian Team Celebrated T20 World Cup Win in Flight

After the BCCI was not considered for the T20 World Cup squad, the management picked Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson as the two wicketkeepers.

Source

Continue Reading

Cricket

Virat Kohli Leaves for London to Spend Time With Anushka , Akaay, Vamika, After T20 World Cup Win

Published

on

Virat Kohli Leaves for London to Spend Time With Anushka , Akaay, Vamika, After T20 World Cup Win

Virat Kohli Leaves for London to Spend Time With Anushka , Akaay, Vamika, After T20 World Cup Win: Indian batsmen Virat Kohli Can not wait to celebrate Team India’s T20 World Cup Win with his wife Anushka Sharma and their two kids, Vamika, and Akaay , as Kohli was papped leaving for London soon after participating in the victory parade in Mumbai along with team India.

Virat left for London, where Anushka and the kids are now staying. A video of Virat pulling up at the Mumbai airport went viral on social media on Thursday night.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Bhawna Kohli Dhingra (@bhawna_kohli_dhingra)

The cricket player was flying to the British capital, according to paparazzi. His olive green jacket, worn over a white tee and matching pants, made him look dapper.

Read More | T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma Defends Virat Kohli and Proves why He’s India Skipper

Virat Kohli’s family arrived at the ITC Maurya hotel in Delhi earlier in the morning to greet the cricket player on his return from Barbados.

Hurricane Beryl had left Kohli and the rest of Team India stranded on the Caribbean island following their victory in the T20 World Cup.

Anushka was absent from the thrilling World Cup final in Barbados, where India defeated South Africa to win the trophy.

Read More | How Indian Team Celebrated T20 World Cup Win in Flight

Virat’s elder sister, Bhawna Kohli Dhingra, shared a series of photographs on Instagram that showed the cricketer pose with his family, including his nephews and nieces. “Celebrating the win. Superproud,” she captioned the pics. Anushka was quick to drop a heart emoji in the comments section of the post.

Soon after Team India’s triumph, Anushka Sharma wrote a heartfelt ode to her husband, a cricketer, and the Men in Blue. She disclosed that her daughter Vamika expressed worries for her teammates Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Virat, and other Indian players who sobbed following their team’s victory in the T20 World Cup.

Read More | T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma Spotted Crying After Won in Semi Final Against England

Source Link

Continue Reading

News

Cricket

Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular Stories