Here's how Kuldeep Yadav scripted a turnaround

Sports

22 Jun 2019

Meet Kapil Pandey, who helped Kuldeep Yadav overcome slump

India's chinaman Kuldeep Yadav endured a tough campaign in the Indian Premier League 2019.

Having claimed just four wickets in nine matches at a poor average of 71.50, Kuldeep was eventually dropped from KKR's playing XI.

Kuldeep was nervous as the ICC World Cup 2019 was fast approaching, and to overcome this slump, he gave a call to his childhood coach Kapil Pandey.

Basics

Kuldeep needed to get back to the basics: Kapil

Kuldeep needed to get back to the basics: Kapil

Speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times, Kapil said that after he was dropped, he had a session with him.

Kapil revealed that there were some minor errors that had crept into his bowling action.

Further, regular international tours had deprived him of the basic drills and training to keep going.

As a result, he took the charge of getting the basics right.

I asked him to bowl round the wicket: Kapil

"He was mentally down. I asked him to bowl round the wicket. I knew, with his action he will naturally turn the ball more from the other side. As soon as he got his confidence back, I told him to switch to over," said Kapil.

Love Sports news?

Stay updated with the latest happenings.

Yes, notify Me

Training

Kuldeep underwent rigorous training prior to World Cup

Kapil admitted that Kuldeep underwent rigorous training at Rovers club in Kanpur from 7 AM each day bowling for several hours.

After he started to get his rhythm back, he was asked to do the same from over the wicket.

While the process was tiring, both were adamant, and the outcome was sensational, resulting in a beautiful performance against Pakistan.

Trouble

Kuldeep had started bowling flatter: Kapil

Kuldeep had started bowling flatter: Kapil

Kapil also said that the other problem with Kuldeep's bowling was that he had started bowling fast, but flat.

The pressure of playing in IPL made him experiment with his natural bowling style.

"I want to bowl fast, he told me before IPL. But, what he did during the tournament was bowl flat. If you don't flight the ball, it won't turn," Kapil added.

Success

Kapil's tip for success in England

To script success in England, Kapil urged Kuldeep to follow a small trick.

He asked him to get his left arm high and use his shoulder more than his wrists.

"He did not have a firm grip on the ball. He needed to lock his wrists and use more shoulder. That way, he could generate pace, even while flighting the ball," suggested Kapil.

Author's take

It is working so far for Kuldeep

It is working so far for Kuldeep

It must be noted that Kuldeep's delivery which dismissed Fakhar Zaman was bowled at 80 km/h, higher than his average bowling speed.

It also worked against Australia. Although he did not get wickets, the flighted deliveries troubled David Warner from getting onto the backfoot and play.

Kuldeep seems to have found his mojo back, and if he could continue this, his success seems inevitable.

Share this timeline

2019 World Cup

2019 World Cup India Team

2019 World Cup Indian Team

Cricket

Cricket World Cup

Cricket World Cup 2019

ICC World Cup

ICC World Cup 2019

India

India Cricket

India World Cup

India World Cup 2019

India World Cup Squad

Indian Cricket

Indian Cricket Cricketer

Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League 2019

IPL

IPL 12

IPL 2019

KKR

Kkr 2019

Kkr 2019 Players

Kkr 2019 Players List

Kkr 2019 Team

Kkr 2019 Team List

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders 2019

Kolkata Knight Riders 2019 Team

Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav Ipl 2019

Kuldeep Yadav Odi Wicket

Kuldeep Yadav Odi Wickets

ODI Cricket

ODI Cricketer

ODI World Cup

Odi World Cup 2019

ODI World Cups

ODIs

T20

T20 2019

T20 Cricket

T20 Cricket Match

World Cup

World Cup 19

World Cup 2019

World Cup 2019 Cricket

World Cup Cricket

World Cup Cricket 2019

World Cup India Team

World Cup India Team 2019

David Warner

Fakhar Zaman

Hindustan Times

Kapil Pandey

Meet Kapil Pandey

XI

Share this timeline

Ask NewsBytes
User Image

Most asked questions

How old is Kuldeep Yadav?

Where did Kuldeep grew up?

When did Kuldeep start playing cricket?

Is this Kuldeep's maiden World Cup?

More questions

How old is Kuldeep Yadav?

Asked 2019-06-22 17:07:44 by Harini Malik

Answered by NewsBytes

Kuldeep is 24-year-old.

Where did Kuldeep grew up?

Asked 2019-06-22 17:07:44 by Aditya Malik

Answered by NewsBytes

Kuldeep was born and brought up in Kanpur.

When did Kuldeep start playing cricket?

Asked 2019-06-22 17:07:44 by Rajesh Jain

Answered by NewsBytes

Kuldeep started playing cricket at the age of 11.

Is this Kuldeep's maiden World Cup?

Asked 2019-06-22 17:07:44 by Amit Patil

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, Kuldeep is playing his maiden World Cup.

Next Timeline