Young sensation from Uttar Pradesh given duty to carry legacy of spin bowling

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    England is 71 for 0 wickets in 1 in the first ODI against India. The run-rate is good; the team is looking forward to continue the momentum so they could get to another gigantic total on the same ground of Nottingham where they have scored two of their highest totals in the One-Day cricket. Virat Kohli is tensed after running out of the frontline bowlers and decides to give chance to 23 years old young boy so his team could stop the flow of runs. The young boy is hesitant but he is confident in his abilities after an amazing stint he had in South-Africa. The boy comes out to bowl having a thing named self-belief in his inner person.

    Would anyone believe? The young boy has dismissed star-studded top order of world’s best ODI team in space of just two overs. A team which was once thought of having another record in their history book was now trying to survive an extraordinary spell of spin bowling. What an excellent turnaround of events, all hail to the young sensation Kuldeep Yadav when lad ended his quota with bowling figures of 6/25 and already got his name in the list of one of the best bowling figures in One-Day Internationals.

    Kuldeep celebrates after getting an early breakthrough for his team. © Getty Images

    Kuldeep Yadav got the attention of cricketing pundits after an amazing Under-19 World Cup he had when he took a hat-trick against Scotland and also turned out to be a second best bowler of the tournament following 14 wickets he took in just 6 matches. Yadav kept working hard in domestic cricket to have his name in Indian squad and finally got a chance to prove his worth in the international arena against Australia.

    Kuldeep had a great start to his Test career after he dismissed four Australian batsmen in his very first Test match and showed how promising prospect he would be for India in future. Keeping in mind how batsmen had struggled reading different varieties of Kuldeep, India decided to give him a chance in limited-overs cricket. Kuldeep took 8 wickets in West-Indies in just four games and 4 wickets in three games in Sri-Lanka which helped the young bowler to announce himself on the international stage of the game.

    It was a time of the home season of India and Kuldeep was ready to face new challenges in his own home conditions as if he was licking his fingers to see rank turners which would provide full support to his bowling abilities. Kuldeep took a total of 18 wickets in the home season after facing the top sides like Australia, South-Africa, and Sri-Lanka. One of his most standout performances came against Australia when he shocked the lower order of Australia with his varieties and picked up a hat-trick to prevent Australia from chasing a target of 253 runs. The best performance of Kuldeep was against Sri-Lanka when he was awarded man of the match for his brilliant bowling figures of 3/42 which helped India to end their home season on a high note.

    Kuldeep became the 3rd Indian to take a hat-trick in One-Day Internationals. © Getty Images

    The performance of left-arm chinaman was enough to get his name in list of squad that was going to play limited-over cricket in South-Africa. The series against South-Africa was one of the most important series which India was going to play to prepare themselves for World Cup coming in 2019 and all eyes were moved on Indian team by their fans to see that whether their team will get their groove back on an away tour this time or not. India won the series against South-Africa at their home convincingly with Kuldeep Yadav taking 17 wickets in just six games. The whole of cricketing world was singing its praises in the favour of Kuldeep and all of them realized that cricket has got another fine man to carry the real legacy of spin bowling.

    Kuldeep now holds the records of taking most number of wickets in a six-match ODI series. © Getty Images

    Following the stunning start to his international career, Kolkata Knight Riders decided to pick him for their campaign in theIndian Premier League. There were a huge pressure and a lot of expectations on the young guy after all the limelight he got in the past. Well, he did not disappoint, his spectacular performances made the newspaper headlines all over, throughout the league. Kuldeep played a very significant role in getting Kolkata Knight Riders to playoffs by taking 17 wickets and ended the tournament as highest wicket-taker of the team.

    India’s next assignment after Indian Premier League was the tour to England which was scheduled to start in July.

    Kuldeep proved his worth in a most important away One-Day series in England after taking 9 wickets in three One-Day Internationals. England kept trying to establish themselves against the mysterious change of varieties bowled by the sensation from Uttar Pradesh and with his inclusion in the Test squad, a long challenge awaits for England ahead of their five-match Test series against India.

    India has been pretty famous in introducing one of best talents in front of the world and now their time came again to polish another youngster in the form of Kuldeep Yadav so this boy can keep providing glory to his country in near future.

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