Former India player Suresh Raina has picked left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav as the most important fielder in the 2023 World Cup. Praising Kuldeep Yadav for putting his body on the line, Raina shared that it’s not an easy thing to do, considering that he is a bowler as well.
In a video on ICC, Raina picked his favourite fielders at the 2023 World Cup. “I would say Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell. Then you have Glenn Phillips, he has been taking a lot of good catches; caught and bowled.” Raina then went on to add, “And the most important fielder, Kuldeep Yadav. I think he’s putting a lot of body on the line. He’s been taking a lot of dives. I think, as a bowler, it’s not easy. He’s taking a lot of enjoyment in his fielding,” he said.
However, Kuldeep Yadav has taken a couple of very good catches during the World Cup 2023 as well. He has also been brilliant with some diving stops in the outfield as well. A couple of weeks back, Suresh Raina also praised Indian captain Rohit Sharma as well.
“Whenever I used to talk with players they use to say Rohit has the same respect as Dhoni – Rohit has been very friendly in dressing room,” Raina was quoted as telling SportsTak.“I would say he is the next MS Dhoni for the Indian cricket team. I have seen him, he is calm, he likes to listen, he likes to give confidence to the players and, on top of that, he likes to lead from the front. When the captain leads from the front and, at the same time, he gives respect to the dressing room atmosphere, you know you have it all,” he concluded.