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I'm successful because Virat Kohli gave me freedom: Kuldeep Yadav


KOLKATA: Star India wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav believes he do not have been successful on the world level had it now not been for skipper Virat Kohli, who gave him the liberty to attack.

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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 mentioned.

Kuldeep, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders, was badly let down via the batting friendly prerequisites at Eden Gardens in this yr's IPL as he returned with simply four wickets from 9 matches before being dropped via his franchise in the business end of the match.

The 24-year-old mentioned he's looking forward to position the IPL disappointment in the back of with a spectacular efficiency in the upcoming World Cup starting 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 mentioned.

"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 own same old, a mean of 71.50 in IPL is one thing he would look to omit.

"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 mentioned.

Kuldeep also spoke about the fresh controversy about his comments on Mahendra Singh Dhoni that infrequently the previous skipper "goes wrong" together with his pointers.

"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 mentioned.


"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 fear in the IPL together with his batting exploits and single-handedly grew to become KKR's fortunes before they didn't make the playoffs.


Kuldeep mentioned he has learnt a few tips which he would make use of against the West Indian in 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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