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Aakash Chopra applauds Kuldeep Yadav’s spell in IND vs AUS 2024 T20 World Cup match
By SMCS - Jun 25, 2024 1:02 pm
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Veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has applauded Kuldeep Yadav for overcoming difficult times and bowling a match-defining spell in India’s 2024 T20 World Cup win against Australia. He also registered figures of 2/24 in four overs as well. However, India set Australia a 206-run target in their final Group 1 Super 8 game in Saint Lucia on Monday, June 24 and then restricted to 181/7 as well.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav

Reflecting on India’s bowling in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra¬† said, “Kuldeep Yadav – there are many stories. Remember, he is the same player who cried in an IPL match. This is the same Kuldeep Yadav who sat on the bench for an entire year and was dropped in every format. However, if you see Kuldeep Yadav now, you can see the entire Test series against England, the performance in the entire ODI World Cup, and the last match or this one, he has been absolutely outstanding. He bowled four overs here and conceded only 24 runs and picked up two wickets, and who were the two victims – Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell. What a player. The rise and rise of Kuldeep Yadav.”

However, Aakash Chopra added that Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah are the two strengths of India’s bowling attack. On the other hand, Chopra added that while Hardik Pandya leaked a few runs, Ravindra Jadeja did well both with the ball and in the field.

“What a bowler Bumrah is. Just think about it, he did concede 15 runs in the first two overs, but he gave only 29 runs in four overs. Kuldeep Yadav gave only 24 runs in his four overs. What a bowling lineup – a bank of eight overs with at least four wickets. They got three in this match for sure. Arshdeep picked up wickets in the end. He is proving slightly expensive but it’s okay, he took wickets with the new and old ball. Axar picked up a wicket as well (apart from an amazing catch). He dismissed Marcus Stoinis, who is a dangerous batter,” he concluded.