The Indian spinner, Kuldeep Yadav opened up on how Yuzvendra Chahal helped him to get over the rough times and helped him get through his long rehabilitation process a few years ago. Kuldeep and Chahal have always been known to be a deadly combo for the Indian team over the years as they have bowled in tandem to script many memorable wins. However, a long-term injury resulted in the DC spinner undergoing a long rehabilitation process and Kuldeep admitted that he was deeply frustrated during that time.
However, Kuldeep found solace in Chahal, who helped him get through the rough times. During a recent chat on Breakfast with Champions, as quoted by Sportskeeda, Kuldeep said that he used to talk to the RR spinner the most from Team India whenever he was down.
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Kuldeep revealed that he used to vent a lot to Chahal, who advised him to just focus on his rehab and reassured him that his comeback would be great.
Explaining the same, Kuldeep Yadav said, “Whenever I was down, from the Indian team I used to talk mostly to Chahal. I used to get mood swings when I was injured and had surgery. I used to get angry every 15 minutes and vent it to him. He always advised me to just focus on the rehab and the comeback will be great. It did help me a lot.”
Kuldeep also commented on how Ricky Ponting helped him boost his confidence after he was picked by the Delhi Capitals.
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Elaborating the same, Kuldeep Yadav said, “When I was picked by Delhi, I remember Ricky calling me and he has made one thing clear. He told me that no matter how I would bowl, I would play all 14 games. That gave me a lot of confidence and I felt settled. He doesn’t worry too much about whether I have taken wickets in the game or not. He just advises me on the areas I can hit as a bowler.”