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“We were very keen to get him in the auctions” – Ricky Ponting on Kuldeep Yadav
By SMCS - Apr 17, 2022 6:10 pm
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Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels that experienced spinner Kuldeep Yadav did not get many chances when he was with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Ponting also applauded him and said that he is one of the leading spinners in the IPL as well as for the country. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Capitals by 16 runs on Saturday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav bowled an outstanding spell

“Kuldeep is really thriving in the environment that we are creating around him. We were very keen to get him in the auctions. Obviously at KKR in a couple of seasons, with the quality of spinners they had with Chakravarthy, Narine, and even Shakib, he was unable to get the opportunity that he should have got. He is one of the leading spinners in the IPL and has been playing for his country,” Ponting said in a post-match conference.

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However, he was part of the KKR squad from 2014 to 2021 and the Delhi Capitals bought him for Rs 2 crore in the 2022 IPL auction. But he played just five games for KKR in the 2020 IPL and did not play a single game in the 2021 season when they reached the final of the tournament as well.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav bowled an outstanding spell against KKR

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“There was so much pressure building today on the other end and a lot of pressure fell on Warner, so, he was forced to do what he did. He wouldn’t have done it if the scoring from the other end had been good. There are some areas for improvement, both from bat and ball. We need to get better in all aspects of the game,” Ricky Ponting concluded.

Delhi Capitals are currently placed at eighth position with 2 wins from 5 games. They will take on Punjab Kings on April 20 at the
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

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