Kuldeep Yadav has made an amazing comeback in IPL 2022. He has picked 17 wickets in 9 matches so far. In an interview with TimesofIndia, Kuldeep Yadav’s childhood coach Kapil Pandey revealed the reason behind this brilliant comeback by Kuldeep in the ongoing IPL season.
Kuldeep’s childhood coach believes that Rohit Sharma is the main reason behind the resurgence of Kuldeep. He credited the Indian captain for calling him back in the Indian team for the WI series. He also added that Kuldeep wasn’t handled properly by Kolkata Knight Riders. But he told Kuldeep to keep working hard in practice sessions.
“Kuldeep’s career is protected because of Rohit Sharma. He is a fantastic captain and he knows how to find talent in a big group of players. Ahead of the IPL, Rohit called Kuldeep and gave him the chance (against the West Indies). Rohit kept a close eye on Kuldeep, his Yo-Yo Test and rehab reports. Rohit was impressed with Kuldeep’s rehab programme. Rohit should be credited for Kuldeep’s comeback.” Kuldeep’s childhood coach Kapil Pandey said in an interview with Timesofindia.com
“KKR didn’t show trust in him. They didn’t give him many chances. Kuldeep was disappointed, he has been in touch with me. I told him not to lose hope and not to miss any training, nets or practice sessions. I asked him to keep working hard and that would help him bounce back hard.”, Kapil Pandey added.
Pant is doing what Dhoni used to do with Kuldeep- Kapil Pandey
Kuldeep’s Childhood coach also thanked Delhi Capitals for showing faith in Kuldeep and giving him an opportunity to showcase his talent. Kapil Pandey believes Pant and Ponting have backed Kuldeep a lot. Pant is guiding Kuldeep behind the stumps in the same manner as Dhoni used to do it.
“Kuldeep is so thankful to Delhi Capitals for giving him this opportunity. Delhi showed faith in him and Kuldeep is repaying that faith. Kuldeep needs mental support and he got that from (Rishabh) Pant and (Ricky) Ponting. Ponting and Pant have asked Kuldeep to go and express himself in the middle.Pant is doing what Dhoni used to do with Kuldeep by guiding him from behind the stumps. “ said Kapil Pandey in the interview.
Written by Harsh Gupta