The tremendous bowling effort from chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has made him the centre of attraction which is currently unfolding at the picturesque Dharamshala on day one of the series-deciding fourth Test. After being thwarted in the opening session by Steve Smith and David Warner, Kuldeep Yadav brought a huge turnaround in the post lunch session with his splendid spell of 3/41 in just 15 overs.
Ajinkya Rahane unveiled Kuldeep – the mystery factor – in the match brilliantly. The left arm spinner began by breaking the 134 runs 2nd wicket stand with the wicket of David first who also became his first Test victim. He later added Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell in spectacular fashion to put India in the driver’s seats. To add more impact on the youngster’s effort, fast bowler Umesh Yadav and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also claimed one wicket each. Australia, from being 144/1 at lunch, ended up being 208/6 at tea. This clearly indicated that he was something Australia had not bargained for before the start of the match.
The remarkable performance by the 22-year-old spinner has charmed everyone greatly. He left the crowd raving about him and luckily for him one among the crowd was none other than Sachin Tendulkar. The batting legend showed appreciation for his bowling effort through a tweet. This certainly would be a highly inspiring moment for Kuldeep.
He tweeted: “I am impressed with @imkuldeep18’s variations and the way he has started. Keep going strong, this can be your match to shine.”
I am impressed with @imkuldeep18's variations and the way he has started. Keep going strong, this can be your match to shine.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 25, 2017