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Brad Hogg sees a great future in Kuldeep Yadav

Both players have played together in IPL.

By Aditya Pratap Arya -


India’s new spinner Kuldeep Yadav is among the talks in world cricket and he is just one day old in Test cricket. He spun the web around Australian batsmen and snared four important wickets in the first innings. Meanwhile, former Indian great Bishan Singh Bedi believes young spinner should not play too many T20 games as it can decrease his effectiveness.

However, Kolkata Knight Rider’s spin mentor Brad Hogg is totally disagreed with this fact and said “No, I don't agree with that at all. I think he should be put under constant pressure all the time and I firmly believe that he can handle it. He is young and if things don't go his way, he has got the mental aptitude to go away - think about it, learn from it - and come back stronger. I think he is a fantastic prospect for India and has a great future ahead of him.”

Both players share a same form of bowling, Chinaman, which is quite rare in world cricket. He added “It's extremely funny when you are watching Australia play India, and want your side to do well. And then, you also have someone - who is your type of bowler - with whom you have played and you want him to do well too. Look, I am quite ecstatic about Kuldeep's performance and his steady rise.”

Hogg and Yadav have been in several discussion about their bowling. “I have always enjoyed my interactions with Kuldeep. He has a fantastic attitude which is just so refreshing,” he further added.

The 46-year-old feels that Kuldeep is a quick learner and it is his USP. “The thing that catches your attention is that he constantly looks to get better at his craft. He has a big heart and always looks to outfox the batsmen like he did in Dharamshala. As a spinner you want to see someone who is constantly testing the batsmen,” Hogg concluded.

Aditya Pratap Arya

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