Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi adamant in his approach revealed he would take his enough time to observe, and then rate the left-arm unorthodox spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who received praise from all quarters for becoming the third player from India to clinch a hat-trick in One-day Internationals.
“In India, we jump to conclusion very easily just after one hat-trick. So let’s not rush. Give him time to settle down and for us to assess him logically,” Bedi was quoted as saying by PTI.
The veteran left-arm orthodox spinner stated the Kuldeep is bound to bowl around 40 overs throughout the day, in a bid to gain the consistency.
“I would like to see him bowl 35-40 overs in a day. He is bubbling with energy and looks confident,” Bedi was quoted as saying by CricketNext.
The 70-year-old, who was impressed by the Kuldeep, wants the latter to excel in Tests. In Sonipat, Bedi was speaking at OP Jindal Law University which is looking forward to kick-start the programme on Sports Law and Governance programme in the conglomeration with the University of Queensland in Brisbane, as soon as possible.
Talking and the variation and control, Bedi feels the 22-year-old spinner is bound to face the lean patch in the foreseeable future
“He [Kuldeep] will have to face the bad days when things will go against him,” Bedi claimed.
Interestingly, in three matches Kuldeep collected seven wickets in three matches of the ongoing series.
However, he conceded 75 runs in his quota of 10 overs at Holkar Stadium in Indore, as India lead the series 2-0. While throwing light on an off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is rested owing to the rotational policy, Bedi expressed the satisfaction with his performance while stating the quality spinner has already proved himself with the red-ball.
“The selectors haven’t totally ruled him out. There are still many spots up for grabs in team, I won’t say which as that is something you will have to ask the selectors,” Bedi remarked.
As formidable India is concurrently dominating over Australia both with the bat and a ball, Bedi has lavished praise on the Virat Kohli-led India while stating the side has to go through a lot in the away fixtures in 2018. The then left-arm orthodox spinner Bedi believes the team didn’t face any daunting task as of now.
“This team hasn’t been challenged yet, the team knows that the real test will come when they tour abroad next year and they are preparing for it,” Bedi concluded.
The cricketer-turned-coach Bedi claimed 260 Test wickets in 67 matches, as he played just 10 ODIs after making his international appearance in 1967.