Kuldeep Yadav: bit unlucky to miss out Indian Cricket Team Selection
Kanpur: The hopes of Kanpur born left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav of making debut for India at his home ground received a temporary set-back as he failed to get favour of cricket selectors for the test-match against New Zealand commencing onSeptember 22 at Green Park Stadium here.
The left-arm unorthodox spin bowler Kuldeep , who came into reckoning after his commendable performance in the Duleep Trophy, must have missed the chance by a whisker. The experts were tilted heavily in his favour considering he belongs to rare tribe of 'chinaman' bowler but the selection committee, which announced the team for three test India-New Zealand series on Monday, reposed faith in experienced spin-trio of Ashwin, Amit Mishra-Jadeja.
Though age is on his side ,the 19-year old Kuldeep is sure to get opportunities but his father Ram Singh Yadav sounded disappointed after the team was declared. “I am just praying to the God to get my son in the Indian Test team. He has worked really hard to play for the nation. I want selectors to give him one chance. He has plenty of variations in his bowling. It would have been ideal had he debuted at his home ground.” he told 'Newstarck.com'.
He ,however, said that Kuldeep has taken it in his stride and will work harder to hone his skills. Kuldeep Yadav’s coach Kapil Pandey said, “Kuldeep was selected in the Test team against West Indies but unluckily to have missed the opportunity to get into the playing eleven. I am very much confident that he will get chance once again. He is in fantastic form claiming 14 wickets in the Duleep trophy.”
“Usually, players take 2-3 days rest after the end of any series but Kuldeep did not follow the same. He would continue practicing and re-assessing his skills after the end of Duleep trophy. Kuldeep is dedicated towards Cricket,” added Kuldeep’s coach.
Kuldeep has also impressed Cricket legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar. They have been seen praising Kuldeep’s talent on various platforms.
Chinaman bowling is an art of turning the ball from left to right after pitching. It is unorthodox in the sense that chinaman bowler bowls with left-arm but like off spinner.
It originated in 1933 in England Vs West Indies Test match at Old Trafford. Chinese origin West Indies player Ellis Puss Achong dismissed Walter Robins on a mysterious delivery which turned into the right hander from outside the off-stump. Robin, after being out, said to umpire, “fancy being done by a bloody Chinaman” making the term popular globally.