Ajit Agarkar shares his thought on Kuldeep Yadav’s lack of game time
By SMCS - Jul 14, 2021 7:55 pm
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Former India pace bowler Ajit Agarkar said that Kuldeep Yadav has not been treated well considering his lack of game time in the shortest format. However, Kuldeep is likely to be seen in action in the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.

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Ajit Agarkar

Notably, he last played for India in a T20I match in January 2020. Since then, Kuldeep has failed to leave his impact in the T20 format. And, he hardly featured in the IPL for his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders as well. While speaking about this in a recent virtual interaction, Ajit Agarkar said that the spin bowling option is a bit of a worry for them ahead of the T20 World Cup.

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“Sometimes I feel that it was a little bit unfair on him (Kuldeep Yadav) to miss out on series. But he needs to get his confidence back and start bowling well. Both him and Chahal know there are guys behind them and if you have competition, the team will do well. Spin has been a little bit of a worry for India, especially after Chahal and Kuldeep stopped playing together. But there are players like Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy and if those guys can do well, it will give more options to Virat Kohli.”

Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav

However, India’s main team is currently in England for the five-match Test series against the hosts, whereas the second-string Indian team that will take on Sri Lanka has several new faces. And they have a chance to leave their mark in the upcoming series as well. Notably, India has picked as many as six uncapped players and the series will help Kuldeep Yadav too to get back in form. The first ODI will begin on July 18 as well.

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“The T20 World Cup is not too far away, so it is a good opportunity for the guys to put pressure on players who are already in the team to make their case. These performances won’t get unnoticed,” Ajit Agarkar concluded.