Kuldeep Yadav has seen his worldwide appearances nosedive for the reason that finish of 2019, which was additionally the 12 months when MS Dhoni performed his final match for India (Photograph by Matt King/Getty Photos)
NEW DELHI: Spinner Kuldeep Yadav has admitted that he misses the steerage he used to get from MS Dhoni when the latter used to maintain wickets for India.
Kuldeep has seen his worldwide appearances nosedive for the reason that finish of 2019, which was additionally the 12 months when Dhoni performed his final match for India.
“Generally I miss that steerage as a result of he [Dhoni] has nice expertise. He used to information us [from] behind the wickets, stored screaming. We miss his expertise. Rishabh [Pant] is there now. The extra he performs, the extra enter he’ll give sooner or later. I at all times felt each bowler wants a accomplice who can reply from the opposite finish,” Yadav advised ‘The Indian Categorical’.
Yadav has performed seven ODIs in 2020 and 2021, as in comparison with 23 in 2019 alone. Dhoni performed his final sport for India of their semifinal defeat to New Zealand within the 2019 World Cup on July 10 earlier than ultimately retiring from worldwide cricket on August 15, 2020.
“When Mahi bhai was there, I and [Yuzvendra] Chahal had been taking part in. Ever since Mahi bhai left, Chahal and I have never performed collectively. I performed solely a handful of video games after Mah ibhai left. I should have performed ten-odd video games. I had even taken a hat-trick,” mentioned Yadav.
“Should you take a look at the efficiency as an entire, it’s going to look fairly respectable but when one breaks it up, then my efficiency typically can look not up to speed. One has to additionally take a look at the opposition we’re taking part in in opposition to,” mentioned Yadav.