Kuldeep Yadav says that he and Chahal are very relaxed

Kuldeep Yadav

India’s chinaman spinner, Kuldeep Yadav has recently opened up on his relationship with Yuzvendra Chahal.

Before the 2019 ODI World Cup, the Kul-Cha partnership was going very well for India as they won series after series.

However, in the semi-final defeat against New Zealand in the marquee event, the BCCI decided to change the roles of both wrist spinners.

Additionally, with Ravindra Jadeja available, there was only one spot left and the team picked either Chahal or Kuldeep.

Therefore, this year also, with the ODI World Cup drawing closer every day, there is a high chance that both Chahal and Kuldeep will vy for a spot in the playing XI.

But, after winning the first ODI against West Indies yesterday, a new revelation has been made by Kuldeep.

He says that he and Chahal are at a very relaxed level and help each other during games.

Moreover, he has also stated that they have accepted their new roles and are ready to contribute.

Says Kuldeep,

We’re very relaxed. We know the combination matters a lot. Sometimes he plays, sometimes I play, and our understanding is very good. We’re very normal.

Adding further, he says,

He helps me a lot when I play, he tells me what I can do, what I can change. He always wants me to do well. When he plays I do the same thing, so that when he plays he performs well for the team. Maybe this is why the Kul-Cha partnership has worked so well over the years. We support and back each other.

Kuldeep picks four as India defeats West Indies in 1st ODI

Meanwhile, in the 1st ODI, Kuldeep was the pick among the Indian bowlers as he picked up four wickets against the hosts.

While he was brought into the attack late, he did very well with the ball in hand and gave away only six runs in three overs.

Because of his wonderful performance, the hosts were all out for only 114 and India managed to win the game by 5 wickets.

Also, Kuldeep was given the Player of the Match award for his performance. Therefore, before the ODI World Cup, he will look to book his spot in the playing XI.

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