He said, "I had worked hard for my selection, but when I was not picked, I mentioned suicide in frustration. It happens to everybody in the heat of the moment."
Kuldeep Yadav's struggle with dejection in early life
Kuldeep Yadav, player profile
Kuldeep Yadav wanted to become a fast bowler but was made to switch to spin bowling by his coach at the Kanpur Cricket Academy.
The 22-year-old, who initially idolized Wasim Akram, made Shane Warne his role model.
He has been a part of 2 Tests, 12 ODIs, and 5 T20Is picking up 9, 19, and 6 wickets in the respective formats.
After an impactful U-19 World Cup 2014 where he was India's leading wicket taker, and later on a good IPL season with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2016, Kuldeep made his Test debut against Australia in 2017.
Playing at Dharamsala, Kuldeep picked up 4 wickets in his maiden Test. Soon he got a call for his first ODI against West Indies in June 2017.
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