Kolkata: India wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav on Sunday said he likes to “reflect on the errors” when things doesn’t go his way as he is geared up for the first two Tests against England in Chennai beginning February 5.
The 26-year-old has fallen out of favour in recent times, having made a sole appearance in the Canberra ODI during India’s recent tour of Australia. Kuldeep, who has played only six Tests for India, stands a chance to make it to the playing XI at the Chepauk with all rounder Ravindra Jadeja not available for the first two Tests due to an injury.
“At some point you won’t do well and that’s the time you reflect and gain experience so that you don’t repeat those errors in future,” the left-arm spinner, who grabbed 5 for 99 against Australia in Sydney in 2019 in his last Test,” said in a video posted by KKR on its website.
Things have gone from bad to worse for Kuldeep in IPL as well as he featured in nine games for Kolkata Knight Riders and returned with only four wickets in 2019, while he took just one wicket in four games last year in UAE. “I have been playing for KKR for seven years now, and being a senior player, I need to perform consistently,” said Kuldeep, who has been retained by KKR ahead of the 2021 IPL auction.
“It is challenging but then you need to keep upgrading yourself so that you can maintain a standard always. It’s actually important because franchise cricket is tough with all the expectations from the fans.”
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