IndvsAus: Meet India's first chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav
Dharamsala: The dream came true for the 22-year old Uttar Pradesh mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav when he was given Test cap as 288th Indian player. The first left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep went emotional when he claimed his first wicket in International Cricket.
He has turned the game for India in the fourth and final Test match of the four-match series by picking three crucial wickets against Australia in the form of David Warner, Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell here at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday.
- Before Kuldeep, other left-arm chinaman bowlers including West Indies’ Ellis Achong and Sir Garfield Sobers, Paul Adams and Tabraiz Shamsi of South Africa, Brad Hogg of Australia, Lakshan Sandakan of Sri Lanka and Johnny Wardle of England also played in Tests.
- He was the major charm in the 2014 U-19 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Kuldeep was the leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets.
- He had taken the only hat-trick in U-19 Cricket history against Scotland in 2014.
- He also shined in the first class Cricket. Playing for Uttar Pradesh, he had bagged 35 wickets from eight games in the Ranji Trophy in 2016/17.
- With his awe-inspiring performance in the first class Cricket, he was picked in the Kolakata Knight Riders squad.