India’s main wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has stated he discovered retaining AB de Villiers quiet in ODIs one of essentially the most troublesome issues to do in his nascent profession.
Kuldeep, who has been India’s main wicket-taker in ODIs since his debut in 2017, stated he’s comfortable that de Villiers has retired from worldwide cricket, including his distinctive batting model made it troublesome to bowl at.
AB de Villiers, who retired from worldwide cricket in 2018, had struck at over 100 all through his profession in ODIs and ended it with 9577 runs at a mean of 53.50. De Villiers continues to be a power to reckon with as he has been constant in T20 leagues throughout the globe.
“In ODIs, AB de Villiers is a good player. He has a unique style. Now that he’s retired, it’s a good thing! But other than him, I haven’t found any other batsman who I am scared will hit me for a lot of runs,” Kuldeep Yadav advised Deep Dasgupta within the newest episode of Cricketbaazi on ESPNCricinfo.
Challenging to bowl to Steve Smith
Kuldeep, in the meantime, stated he discovered bowling to Steve Smith in Tests difficult due to the Australia batsman’s capability to play him late. Notably, Kuldeep had made his debut towards Smith-led Australia in 2017 and shone by choosing four wickets in India’s well-known win.
“Smith plays me mostly off the back foot. He plays the ball very late as well, so it becomes challenging to bowl to him,” Kuldeep stated.
Kuldeep had a disappointing Indian Premier League marketing campaign in 2019. In the match towards Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Kolkata Knight Riders spinner was taken to the cleaners.
Kohli and Moeen Ali went after Kuldeep as he conceded as many as 27 runs in an over in KKR’s 10-run loss.
Kuldeep stated he labored quite a bit to put behind the poor IPL within the lead up to the World Cup in 2019.
“I prepared really well before leaving for the World Cup 2019 because I wanted to overcome my failure in IPL that year. Even though I didn’t pick up many wickets, I think I bowled well at the World Cup,” Kuldeep stated.
“After that I have been in and out of the team. If you are playing regularly, your confidence is high. If not, you are always under pressure to perform in the chances you get and your mind stays cluttered. I probably was at fault with my skills as well.”