Kuldeep Yadav has been going through a tough phase in his career since a long time. He has been trying hard to cement his name in the Indian team. In IPL he represents KKR but this year he was not featured in single IPL game for them. He spoke on the same in an interview with Crictracker.
Kolkata Knight Riders played three IPL matches in Chennai’s spin friendly conditions. Kuldeep Yadav who was not featured any of them expected to play in Chennai. “Sometimes you feel you are ready to play but management doesn’t feel so. They think someone is better than you and they also think about the combination. These things happen in franchise cricket a lot. I thought I was ready to play in Chennai in IPL 2021 but it didn’t happen and it was shocking.”
However, he agreed in case of Indian team, a lot depend on the combination. “Yes, it depends on what the team wants. Team combination matters a lot and I personally feel Jadeja brings a lot of depth in the batting. He scores both with bat and ball. So, it is always tough to choose between him and us.”
Kuldeep Yadav who was once a premier bowler for India for overseas matches is going through a tough phase of his career. But he believes to be in touch is important. “I just think I should be playing more games because when you don’t do that, you tend to lack both rhythm and confidence. While being in regular touch, you are always high. Yes, the last two years were difficult and very different for me. I didn’t get a chance due to the team combination and sometimes you need to sacrifice your spot as well. However, some games didn’t go in my favour but you always need to work hard and keep the momentum going, your time will probably come.”
The captain and coach of Team India have been supportive to him in last two years. Kuldeep Yadav revealed, “Team management has been very supportive in these times. The best thing is that they always tell me about things happening in the team or what they want right now. Virat and Ravi Bhai also keep talking to me regularly and tell me the things needed in the match. Bharat Arun has also been supportive alongside management.”