Former cricketer Dodda Ganesh has a cheeky take on Team India bowler Kuldeep Yadav’s performance against Sri Lanka in the second ODI on Thursday, January 12 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The spinner took three wickets in the match as India restricted the visitors to 215 runs in the first innings.
Sri Lankan batter Kusal Mendis was Kuldeep Yadav’s first victim. He dismissed the right-hander lbw for 34 runs. The Indian spinner also dismissed Charith Asalanka and Dasun Shanaka for fifteen and two runs respectively. He ended the innings with bowling figures of fifty-one runs in ten overs, picking three wickets at an economy rate of 5.1.
Former cricketer Dodda Ganesh shared a sarcastic take on Twitter regarding Kuldeep Yadav’s performance. He expressed that Kuldeep should not pick so many wickets, as it might result in him getting dropped from the Indian team for the next match. Dodda Ganesh tweeted,
“Kuldeep, enough man. Don’t pick so many wickets. With 3 wkts already the odds of u being dropped for the next match are really high”
— Dodda Ganesh | ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ (@doddaganesha) January 12, 2023
Kuldeep Yadav completed 200 wickets in International cricket during the course of the match. He has 121 ODI wickets to his name, with 44 wickets in T20Is and 34 Test wickets. His performance in the second ODI against Sri Lanka, left the fans and experts impressed.
Let’s take a look at how fans reacted to Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling performance in the second ODI against Sri Lanka:
Not sure what Kuldeep Yadav is trying to do here.
Each one pushes him closer to getting dropped for the next match.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) January 12, 2023
Kuldeep Yadav is bowling brilliantly today. I guess that means he'll be dropped next match.
— Abijit Ganguly (@AbijitG) January 12, 2023
This is an excellent bowling performance by India. Lots of variety and Siraj continues to impress. Fascinating to see Kuldeep's variation of pace. The extra 4-5 kmph has made a huge difference
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 12, 2023
👏💥 TOP CLASS! Kuldeep Yadav was outstanding today with his bowling.
🙌 The spin maestro ended his spell with 3️⃣ wickets!
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) January 12, 2023
THE REDEMPTION OF KULDEEP YADAV ❤️
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) January 12, 2023
Kuldeep Yadav should be playing regularly for India now that Chahal isn't having the same impact with the ball. Ideally, it should be Ravi Bishnoi. But Kuldeep at least has to be there if Bishnoi isn't picked. #INDvSL
— Prasenjit Dey (@CricPrasen) January 12, 2023
I don't know but Kuldeep Yadav should be the first choice at least in ODIs. He and Chahal can wreck havoc. Unfortunatley, he is the one to sit. Sad, also want to see more of him in Tests !
— Steve Stark (@GabaLavya) January 12, 2023
Wicket-taking ability in middle overs is exactly why I’d pick Kuldeep Yadav in every Indian white ball XI: Wasim Jaffer
Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer lauded Kuldeep Yadav’s performance in the second ODI. He expressed that he would pick the spinner in the white-ball Indian team for his ability to pick wickets in the middle overs. Wasim Jaffer pointed out that Kuldeep has done well in the limited opportunities that he has got so far.
“This wicket taking ability in the middle overs is exactly why I’d pick @imkuldeep18 in every Indian white ball XI. But unfortunately he’s the first one to sit out, and then only comes in as replacement if needed, yet performs well in limited chances he gets,” the former cricketer tweeted.