Indian Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who played a major role in retaining the record of being unbeaten against his arch-rival Pakistan in the World Cup by throwing a dream ball in the Mahmukabale of England in England, says that there are many more arrows in his quiver. Kuldeep is part of the Indian team in the one-day and Test series against the West Indies. Ankush Shukla has a special conversation with Kuldeep Yadav.
The discussion of your Dream Ball (5.80-degree turn) in the World Cup is a big one. Was there any special preparation to throw the ball?
Due to continuous practice and the ball has been spin-off very well. Dodging the batsman, he got straight into the stump. There was no special preparation for this ball.
Everyone has their own role in the match. The Dhoni brothers are closest to the wicket, so I keep a close watch on every batsman’s activity and give directions to me and other bowlers. Virat Brother Field always encourages decorating and adverse conditions.
Every bowler wants to cheat every major batsman of the opposing team cheaply for the team’s victory. None of my batsmen was in the target. Just every batsman walking in good form was my target.
By the way, England became world champion. I think both teams performed better in the exciting final match. Therefore, this time, the joint winners should have declared both the teams.
Pakistan’s match has always been the biggest match of the World Cup. Our strategy was to make pressure on Pak from the first over. The whole team succeeded in doing this.
On many occasions, you have seen batting, are you heading towards becoming an all-rounder, There is no such thing. My focus always keeps on bowling better than giving a wicket to the team. Yes, sometimes batting is needed, I can do better there too, so I practice batting.
Yes, most of our batting is on the pitch of the Eden Gardens, which helps the batsmen. I failed to pick wickets here. Because the pitch was contrary to the spin bowlers. I am practicing new bowling use for better bowling on such pitches.
Senior players always guide the team. Always give way to the family as well. Yes, in a line, the family atmosphere with laughter and jokes and everyone needs to learn the little things at the time of need, the best team of the Indian team.
The player can achieve everything with self-confidence. The right guidance of the coach, the blessings of the parents are the secret of my success. Happy greetings also give strength to people.
We used to put two dot balls and put pressure on the batsmen. For this reason, the batsmen would have been forced to put a wrong shot. That was our key strategy and we got success too.
For Big Hitters in ODIs and T20, there is an attempt to dodge Big Hitters with a dot-ball and a googly, flipper, and a smooth spin with the slider. It also keeps the economy rate well. Well there are many more arrows in my quiver.
The success of every player making a career in sports is the only fitness. Every player can do yoga with the right food. Keep yourself fit by consulting the trainer.