New Delhi :
Young Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav shined bright with 4 crucial wickets on his maiden outing in the India jersey in the ongoing penultimate Test match against Australia at the picturesque Dharamsala’s HPCA stadium.
Getting the chance to debut for India in place of injured skipper Virat Kohli, young Yadav proved his mettle with his variations on the Day 1 of the 4th Test match of Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Now becoming the 288th player to play Test cricket for India, the 22-year-old also became the first Chinaman bowler to play for India.
Joining the elite club of a very few Chinaman bowler playing a Test match, Kuldeep is also the only second Asian Chinaman bowler.
Emergence of India’s new spinning sensation
Kuldeep, who plays for UP in the domestic circuit, has been in the selection radar for a couple of seasons having troubled a lot of batsmen with his 'wrong one' or left armer's googly.
Impressing one and all with his performance in the 2014 U-19 World Cup, Kuldeep came into prominence in longer version during Duleep Trophy day-night matches. He has had a steady Ranji Trophy even though UP had a horrible season.
The young spinning sensation even stunned legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who praised his performance and variations with a tweet on Twitter.
I am impressed with @imkuldeep18's variations and the way he has started. Keep going strong, this can be your match to shine.— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 25, 2017
Kuldeep Yadav has featured in 22 first-class matches for Uttar Pradesh and has picked up 81 wickets.
In IPL, Kuldeep Yadav has played for Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. Although he didn’t get a chance to play for Mumbai Indians, he put up a good show for Kolkata Knight Riders in the CLT20.
With the Dharamsala pitch expected to only get better for spinners as the match goes on, Kuldeep Yadav could even prove more deadlier for the Australian batsman.