Rajkot: Kuldeep Yadav has stated his maiden Test 5-wicket haul against West Indies was purely a result of going back to the drawing board in a bid to improve as a red-ball bowler after the wrist spinner was dropped from the Indian team during the England series.
“After coming back from England, I went to my coach at home, bowled with the red ball for three-four days. It was difficult because after playing white ball format you lose rhythm with the red ball. I mainly focused on release of red ball, bowling slower as you tend to bowl faster with white ball,” Kuldeep said after India won the first Test against West Indies.
The 23-year-old also admitted that the extra practice helped him to pick up eight wickets against Australia A in the second unofficial Test which really helped him to get his confidence back.
Speaking about his bowling in the match, Kuldeep stated: “First innings I did not anticipate that they (West Indies batsmen) will attack me so much. But they were going for their strokes. So in the second innings I did not fight the ball as much, kept it tight and got the wickets.”