The Indian wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has acknowledged that he was surprised by the amount of turn and purchase he managed to get from the wicket in Chattogram as his spell put Bangladesh on the back foot at the end of Day 2 of the first Test. Yadav scalped four wickets, which also included the prize wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim on Thursday as Bangladesh was left reeling at 133 for the loss of eight wickets at stumps.
Kuldeep Yadav was brilliant with the bat as well, as he amassed 40 runs to help India go past the 400-run mark. Speaking after the day’s play, as quoted by One Cricket, Yadav said that he was a bit nervous at the beginning and was lucky to get a wicket early on as it helped him get into a rhythm from both sides.
The chinaman bowler said that he is trying to be quicker and is giving his 100 percent and isn’t compromising his spin at all. The 28-year-old also said that he was working to bowl from both angles and the amount of turn and bounce on the pitch on Day 2 surprised him and he felt fine while batting.
Elaborating the same, Kuldeep Yadav, “Of course, I was a bit nervous. The first couple of overs. I was lucky to get the wicket and then got into a rhythm from over the wicket and around the wicket. Nothing much. I started my journey once I got injured. Trying to be quicker and giving my 100%.”
He further explained, “I am not compromising my spin at all. No, not at all. I am working on all the angles and seeing what works. 100%. I am surprised by the amount of turn and bounce that I got from the wicket. I felt fine while batting and now to see this turn for me is amazing to see. Happy with my work so far.”