Kuldeep Yadav’s shock removal from the Indian team in the Second Test against Bangladesh after his last heroic match has left Harbhajan Singh wondering if the left wrist swinger “would be better” if he He didn’t win the ‘man of the match’ award. Kuldeep, who returned to the Cricket Test after 22 months, had a run of eight shots including a career best of 5/40 and scored 40 crucial runs only to be disqualified in the competition. The second match is underway in Mirpur against Saurashtra driver Jaydev Unadkat in eleven plays.
Harbhajan, one of India’s greatest spinners, was utterly baffled by the call to abandon Kuldeep.
“I think from now on, Kuldeep should stop participating in five-stroke matches. Who knows he might only get to play two Tests in a row!” an sarcastic Harbhajan told PTI when his response was sought.
“Like last time when he ate 5, before the Chattogram Test, in the match against Australia in Sydney (5/99) under different conditions. He was said to be India’s No. 1 hand in the games. conditions abroad but he had to wait more than two years to play a trial.
“Now he’s played again after almost two years and has been disqualified again. Would love to know why,” said Harbhajan, one of India’s four pitchers who have taken over 400 shuttlecocks.
While Umesh Yadav and the man who returned to Unadkat have six goals between them, the field is no athlete’s paradise. R Ashwin also has four hooks. The pitch was supporting the spinners as Bangladesh captain Shkib Al Hasan got a few square spins.
‘Turbanator’ also feels that “security” has just become a word in Indian cricket and no one can say it.
“I don’t want to name any players but some players during the Experimental setup had a long, five-year rope. In Kuldeep’s case, it looks like his security period. I am five days.
“How does one feel safe if he falls after taking eight wickets. Can he play brave cricket when all the team management has done is instill fear for him?” Harbhajan asked.
Harbhajan said while he agrees that Bangladesh are not the most formidable team in the Test format, a bench performer has the potential to send the wrong message to young players.
“You can never perform if you have a sword hanging from your head. I just hope that Kuldeep doesn’t lose confidence because of this as he is the one who will serve India for another 8-10 years,” he said. said more.
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