SL vs IND: Life in bio-bubble without playing is hard, states Kuldeep Yadav

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Image Source: AP Kuldeep Yadav (centre) with India teammates in a huddle while awaiting outcome of a DRS review throughout Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI on Sunday.

Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who took 2 top-order wickets for 48 runs in the very first ODI versus Sri Lanka on Sunday, has actually stated that life in a bio-bubble without opportunities to play is difficult and creates insecurities.

The 26-year-old has played really little cricket over the last 16 months– just one Test, three ODIs and no T20 International in the last 16 months.

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“It is difficult in bio-bubble. If you are not playing, you get doubts in your mind,” stated Yadav after the first ODI against Sri Lanka which India won by seven wickets.

“There are lots of people, who wish to speak to you and help you however if you talk to a lot of people, you develop doubt within yourself. This is a team sport. Some people get opportunities, some don’t. We ought to wait for our own opportunities,” he added throughout the virtual media interaction.

Both Yadav and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal were playing after a long time. They took 2 wickets each on a pitch that assisted the spinners a bit.

“I was differing my rate, because in the first innings, the pitch was slow, dry and there was some assistance. I was trying to vary pace. I was often providing flight and often increasing pace. I was not offering sufficient time to batsmen to allow them to settle. That was my strategy. I was very delighted that the group performed well. The method we batted. I was really delighted with it,” added Yadav.

The Uttar Pradesh bowler, who also plays for Kolkata Knight Riders, said he was pleased to have fun with Yuzvendra Chahal again. The two have actually helped India win multiple series, including the first-ever ODI series win in South Africa in 2018.

“I was extremely happy that we played together after a long time. Possibly, we are comfortable. That could be one of the factors. We back each other. Whenever we need each other on field, I direct him and he guides me. We have fantastic bonding. We are comfortable with each other whenever we bowl. It reveals on the ground. The method we carried out. It was fantastic for the group,” he stated.

Released at Mon, 19 Jul 2021 03:54:18 -0500