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Kuldeep Yadav shares his redemption story after injury

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Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav shares his comeback story after the injury. Kuldeep Yadav has taken 9 wickets in two matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2023. He highlighted change in his run-up, fitness and length during his rehabilitation in NCA.

Kuldeep who suffered a knee injury during IPL 2021, was out of action for all period of time. Talking about his performances he said,

Of course, when I was injured, then our physio said that whatever happens, I should not have a load on my knee. I didn’t know how to do that. Two or three months passed, and I was recovering slowly. I started my run-up more quickly, and I did not cut my angle.”

“Then slowly, I started thinking to bowl straight, and it was easier for me. I have become more aggressive, and my rhythm has become better. It did not come naturally; it took about 5-6 months. Sometimes in the IPL, I was breaking my rhythm, and I was missing my stepping, so it wasn’t easy,”

Kuldeep Yadav also highlighted challenges he faced

Kuldeep Yadav opened up about the challenges he faced during his recovery period, the adjustments he made to his approach, and his gameplan when facing both left-handed and right-handed batsmen.

The 28-year old Chinaman bowler said,

After 6-7 months, I got my proper rhythm, and now it has become easier to bowl. So we always talk about the length, and the more a spinner bowls, the more experience he gets.

So I don’t think that much about getting a wicket now. I think more about how my length should be. I am focusing more on good length deliveries, whether it is a lefty or a righty. And along with that, the line matters as well. The way the white ball format is, the more room you give the batsman to free his arms, the easier it is for him to bat.”

Kuldeep Yadav will be vital for Indian chances in the upcoming ODI World Cup. All the fans will be hoping that he continues his magical form and help India win the World Cup again.

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