Sunil Joshi helps Kuldeep Yadav find his mojo and way back

Kuldeep Yadav

India’s chinaman spinner, Kuldeep Yadav has been very popular these days because of his consistent bowling performances.

Now, with such excellent performances up front by him, he is becoming a likely contender for the upcoming ODI World Cup as well.

But, a few years back, he was not in the best of forms and was even dropped from the Indian team.

Moreover, he did not even have a great IPL outing with his former franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders.

However, after Delhi Capitals roped him in during the IPL 2022 auction, Kuldeep’s life took a turn for the better.

While he has received plenty of help from the Delhi Capitals’ coaching staff, there was one man who helped him the most during his tough phase.

It was none other than former India selector Sunil Joshi who improved his bowling action.

Says Joshi,

I was part of the selection committee when Kuldeep Yadav got dropped. Who came to the rescue? None of the coaching staff, I was the one who got his delivery stride shorter, front arm better, got him to rip more revolutions on the ball.

Joshi reveals the conversation that he had with Ravi Shastri after Kuldeep’s transformation

Meanwhile, Joshi has also revealed a previous conversation that he had with former India head coach, Ravi Shastri.

Shastri asked Joshi what he had done differently to improve Kuldeep as a bowler.

He had replied that it was just the small simple things that needed some tweaking.

Suddenly, everybody is talking about Kuldeep Yadav. Ravi Shastri asked what have you done with Kuldeep? I said, ‘Ravi bhai I have not done anything special. These are the simple things that a bowling coach should be doing. If you look at Kuldeep Yadav 2.0, his front arm is nice toward the target, his bowling arm is towards the target, and he is running towards the target. Shorter stride, there is a free follow-through, and he has got quicker through the air. You look at the way he is bowling now.

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