Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav said he shares a good bowling partnership with Yuzvendra Chahal and it bodes well for the team as the two spinners played in tandem against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan (86 *) and Ishan Kishan (59) batted as India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first ODI at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. With the win, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. The second ODI will be played on Tuesday.
“Very happy that after a long time Chahal and I were able to play together for the team. We are comfortable with each other and we support each other. We both share our contributions on the pitch every day. Whenever necessary, the bond is nice between the two of us. We have played well together, we have played after a long time and that is in order for the team, “Kuldeep said, responding to a question from ANI during a virtual post-match press conference.
“I was trying to vary my pace because the wicket was dry in the first innings. The wicket offered help to the spinners, I varied my pace depending on the batsmen. Very satisfied with the team’s performance in this game.” , Kuldeep added.
Earlier, India continued to take wickets at regular intervals, but Chamika Karunaratne’s undefeated 43-point move helped Sri Lanka post 262/9. For India, Kuldeep, Chahal and Deepak Chahar returned with two wickets each.
“The nervousness is always there when you step on the pitch. Rahul Sir supported me and he motivated me. We talked a lot and he told me to enjoy my bowling and not to worry about the outcome. . I’m glad I played well. Obviously, you get nervous when you play cricket after a long time, the way the team played, I’m very happy, “Kuldeep said.
“We came to play cricket here. We are lucky to be able to play cricket. There are a lot of young people in the team, we don’t care what anybody says. We are just here to enjoy of our cricket. It’s hard to stay in the bubbles, when you’re not playing, there are doubts that can set in. It’s sport in the end, someone is lucky and someone does not, “he added.
Asked if he thinks his white ball career was over after a bad run against England, Kuldeep said: “You never think like that. There may be times when you are going to run and there are times when you take wickets. A lot of times I took 4-5 wickets in the game, that would be nice if people would talk about it. One or two bad games don’t end up ending your career. “
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