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India vs Australia: Meet Kuldeep Yadav- Country’s first Chinaman bowler who terrified Aussies in Dharamsala Test

Joining The Elite Club Of A Very Few Chinaman Bowler Playing A Test Match, Kuldeep Is Also The Only Second Asian Chinaman Bowler.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Manas Dwivedi | Updated on: 25 Mar 2017, 06:10:03 PM
Kuldeep Yadav (source: twitter/BCCI)

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.

Highlights | India vs Australia, Dharamshala Test: Stumps at Day 1, Indian spinners bundle visitors for 300; Debutant Yadav takes 4

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.

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The young spinning sensation even stunned legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who praised his performance and variations with a tweet on Twitter.

Domestic career

Kuldeep Yadav has featured in 22 first-class matches for Uttar Pradesh and has picked up 81 wickets.  

IPL Outing

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.

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First Published : 25 Mar 2017, 05:17:00 PM