IPL 2022: After collecting a four-for against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday, Delhi Capitals’ Kuldeep Yadav delivered a sweet message to his fellow India player.
Kuldeep Yadav continued his strong form with the Delhi Capitals on Thursday, earning his fourth ‘player of the match’ title in the ongoing 2022 Indian Premier League. He notched up his second four-fer this season against previous side Kolkata Knight Riders, bowling 4/14 in three overs as the DC cruised to a four-wicket victory at the Wankhede Stadium. The left-arm spinner has had a difficult three years in the event, but is presently ranked second in the season’s highest wicket-takers list.
Yuzvendra Chahal, the other half of the illustrious ‘KulCha’ (Kuldeep and Chahal) tandem, is currently at the top. Kuldeep stated during the post-match presentation that Chahal has “been there for me” during his difficult moments and that he wanted the Rajasthan Royals spinner to win the Purple Cap.
“There has never been a rivalry with him” (Chahal). He has been a tremendous source of encouragement for me. He’s been a big brother to me and has stood with me during my worst hours. In my heart, I want him to win the Purple Cap for bowling extraordinarily well for the Royals over the last four years,” Kuldeep said of the Royals spinner.
After being dropped from India’s limited-overs squad, the deft left-arm Chinaman believes that facing the axe has strengthened his mental fortitude.
“I may have improved as a bowler, but I am now mentally tougher than I was previously. When you fail in life, you see areas for improvement, and that is something I needed to do. I’m no longer afraid of failure “Kuldeep stated.
Kuldeep dismissed Shreyas Iyer, Indrajith, Sunil Narine, and the dangerous Andre Russell during the game versus KKR; he took particular pleasure in removing the West Indian.
“I enjoyed Russell’s wicket as I set him up; it was my plan, and I knew he would step out when there were a few of dots. This is my favourite IPL season. I’m having a good time bowling. I’m not sure what the batter will do or what will happen if I’m hit. My primary objective has been to bowl the proper line and lengths “Kuldeep Yadav elaborated.