KKR bowler Kuldeep Yadav reveals toughest batsmen to bowl to
Once touted as the next big in the Indian cricket scenario, Kuldeep Yadav has been struggling to make it to Playing XI for both the Indian cricket team and Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.
Since the last few months, he is no longer the first choice spin bowling option for Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team, and Eoin Morgan led Kolkata Knight Riders and has been struggling to pick up the form.
But even after that, he plays a vital role for his team, the Indian cricket team and King Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders, and there's no denying that.
In a recent interview during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, Kuldeep was asked to pick the two most formidable batsmen to bowl to. In reply to which Kuldeep mentioned Royal Challengers Bangalore's South African batsman AB De Villiers and Mumbai Indians' captain and Indian cricket team's vice-captain Rohit Sharma.
He mentioned that Rohit Sharma is very calm and relaxed before picking his shots and thus has all the times while AB De Villiers, also known as Mr.360, can hit the ball at any corner of the ground.
"I find it difficult to bowl against AB de Villiers and Rohit Sharma. De Villiers can smash the ball in any corner of the ground, while Rohit has plenty of time," said the Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav.
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The Chinaman bowler made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 2017 in all of the formats of the game. He has picked up 105 wickets in ODI while 26 in Test cricket and 39 in T20 internationals.
Kuldeep was signed up by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 as a net bowler and was part of KKR's Champions League squad in 2014. He made his IPL debut for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2016 after an impressive performance in the 2014 Under-19 World Cup.