India pulled off a comprehensive victory in the 2nd ODI against Australia and the star of the show turned out to be the chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep bagged an eye-catching hattrick to turn the game in India’s favor and the hosts ended up winning the game by 50 runs.
Earlier, Indian batsmen piled on 252 runs batting first on a difficult surface to bat. Virat Kohli scored a magnificent 92 and guided the Indian line-up. The Indian skipper ended up winning the Man of the Match award for his fabulous innings.
But Kuldeep Yadav’s coach Kapil Pande is not pleased with the Indian captain. Pande reckons that Kohli should have shared the Man of the Match award with Kuldeep. He said that Kohli is the senior member in the side and by sharing the award, he would have encouraged the youngster.
“Kohli is a senior member of the team and he could have encouraged the junior players by sharing the honour,” he told Deccan Chronicle.
Pande added that Kuldeep’s bowling initially in the match wasn’t up to the mark and he was spraying the ball in all directions. But he made a great comeback in the 33rd over of the Australian innings to remove Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins off consecutive deliveries to become only the 3rd bowler ever to claim an ODI hattrick.
“The wicket (at the Eden Gardens) was new and only helping the pacers and on this wicket the hat-trick achiever’s performance was remarkable. Initially, Kuldeep’s bowling was not up to the mark. There was no proper line and length in his deliveries. I did bring this to his notice after the match when he called up and also advised him to concentrate only on proper line and length without worrying about the wickets. The wickets will come automatically,” he added.