India’s veteran wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav made a stunning comeback to Test cricket after almost two years. And how? He scored 40 runs in the first innings of the first IND vs BAN Test match in Chattogram. He also took five wickets to put Team India in a strong position.
The Indian cricket team needed seven wickets to win the first Test match against Bangladesh, out of which Kuldeep successfully took one of the three wickets that were taken. Meanwhile, the star leg-spinner spoke about the challenges bowlers face in Test cricket and his return to Test cricket after a long time.
You need a lot of control in Test cricket: Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav said in a press conference after the conclusion of the third day’s play: “I was not thinking at all about the fact that I have not played Test cricket for a long time, because it is not like I have been with the team for a long time.
Yes, if you’re not playing in any format and you haven’t spent any time with the team, then it’s different. But if you are also playing in one format for your team, then there is no pressure on you.”
“The same thing happened with me, because I didn’t get along with the team at all, I have been with the team regularly, so I didn’t feel the pressure. Yes, on paper it has been almost two years since I played Test cricket, but I did not feel at all that I am playing after such a long time, “ he added.
Meanwhile, the 28-year-old spinner said that in Test cricket, bowlers need a lot of control to take wickets as batsmen have a lot of time to wait for the bad deliveries.
Kuldeep Yadav concluded: “You need a lot of control in Test cricket. In limited-overs cricket, the mindset of batsmen is different, and bowlers also have defensive zones.
But in Test cricket you have to take wickets because the batsmen have a lot of time to sit back and wait for bad balls, and that is the biggest challenge. You have to provoke the batsmen to take risks, you have to bowl consistently at one spot. That’s when you get success.”
India posted a score of 404 against Bangladesh after their first innings in the first test. Kuldeep Yadav further claimed four wickets on the second day to restrict Bangladesh at 133 for 8 after the second day.