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Kuldeep Yadav’s family is overjoyed after his dream debut

Father Ram Singh Yadav was very tensed after getting a call from his son on the eve of Dharamshala T

By Aditya Pratap Arya -


Kuldeep Yadav was the name which started to trend on Twitter yesterday afternoon. The young chinaman bowler was spinning the web around Australian batsmen as he snared four wickets in quick succession on his debut match in Dharamshala.

Two states and around 1,800 km far his family was feeling the nervousness of his debut match. After getting a clue of his son can make debut on Saturday, Ram Singh Yadav, didn’t sleep properly on the eve of this final Test. Everyone in the family woke up early to get a clear image over Kuldeep’s debut and after watching him getting the Test cap, his father decided to take a leave to watch his son.

Kuldeep’s mother Usha, father Ram and sister were glued to the television to watch him bowling in Whites. With his first wicket, tears started to roll over their faces before eventually enjoying it with giving sweets to everyone. After the second wicket, the house went uproar with a loud celebration. Neighbours also joined them with the stunning wicket of Glenn Maxwell.

Soon after his fourth wicket, proud father Ram Singh Yadav got several calls from friends and relatives. He couldn’t hide his happiness after his son’s achievement.

"Kuldeep called us last evening. He told me, he could get a chance to play tomorrow [Saturday]. We speak every evening. We feel great. He always performs well. People's love and god's grace always be with him. Whenever Kuldeep plays for Team India, I don't go to the office and watch the match at home," he said.

Kuldeep Yadav became the first bowler of its type to play for India in the rich history of 85 years. He is a chinaman bowler, who bowls wrist spin from left-arm. He registered 4 for 68 in his debut match, which helped his team to conclude Aussie batting line-up at 300.

Aditya Pratap Arya

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