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I'm successful because Kohli gave me freedom: Kuldeep


KOLKATA: Star India wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav believes he wouldn't have been successful at the global degree had it no longer been for skipper Virat Kohli, who gave him the freedom to assault.

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"You need a skipper who backs you and believes in your ability to shine on the big stage. You think we could have been so successful if Kohli bhai had not given us the freedom to attack? I don't think so," Kuldeep said.

Kuldeep, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders, was badly let down by the batting pleasant stipulations at Eden Gardens in this year's IPL as he returned with simply 4 wickets from 9 suits earlier than being dropped by his franchise within the trade end of the match.

The 24-year-old said he is looking ahead to put the IPL disappointment in the back of with a spectacular performance within the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30.

"IPL is very different than World Cup. There are players who have done well in IPL but have struggled to make a mark for the country. I've matured as a bowler and by no means it will affect my performance in the World Cup," Kuldeep said.

"It's (T20) such a format, you may have a bad day where you're hit for runs. I'm not a magician who will do well in every match. You cannot say I will take so many wickets."

By his personal same old, an average of 71.50 in IPL is one thing he would glance to disregard.

"If I'm not getting wickets it does not mean I'm not bowling well. Now I play as a mature cricketer and think more about the team," Kuldeep said.

Kuldeep additionally spoke in regards to the fresh controversy about his comments on Mahendra Singh Dhoni that every so often the former skipper "goes wrong" together with his tips.

"How can a youngster like me make such comments on a senior member of the side? My comments had been misinterpreted by media to create a controversy," he said.


"There is no doubt that his tips have been invaluable not only for me but for the entire team. His presence behind the stumps makes our job easy and nobody can change that fact. We wouldn't have been half as effective without his inputs."


Andre Russell was a terror within the IPL together with his batting exploits and single-handedly became KKR's fortunes earlier than they failed to make the playoffs.


Kuldeep said he has learnt a couple of methods which he would make use of towards the West Indian within the World Cup.


"He has some problems facing a turning ball. If the ball is turning, then he has a weakness. It's not just this, I've different plans to unleash against him in the World Cup. I know how to stop him and I'm very clear in my mind," he signed off.


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