Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh backed the young Kuldeep Yadav, who has been going through a rough patch.
After having a 10-run victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders are ready to play against Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 13. However, not every player in the team is on top of the form as the young Kuldeep Yadav has been struggling in recent times.
But, the veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh has defended his team mate, citing that there is nothing wrong in his bowling as well.
“When he entered the Indian team, no one taught him how to bowl. Whatever he did was his own merit reflecting in his bowling. The merit is still there and he has only gotten better with time,” he said about the 26-year-old spinner.
“The merit is still there and he has only gotten better with time” – Harbhajan Singh on Kuldeep Yadav
“There are times when you bowl good spells and yet you don’t get wickets. It happened with all the renowned bowlers. I don’t see anything wrong with Kuldeep. He has been a match-winner and I know he is going to come good for KKR and also Team India soon,” he further added.
While talking about his experience in the IPL series, Harbhajan Singh told KKR.in, “It’s been three-four years since I left Mumbai Indians. I was there with CSK for the last couple of years. But this season I am playing for Ami KKR, and I am going to do whatever I had been doing for MI and CSK, and even better to help KKR get the Cup. I am hoping this is my time to be in the purple form! So yeah, good to be in purple.”
However, he bowled only one over in the first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. While he didn’t get to bowl again, he was involved in the game in other ways where he motivated his teammates, helping in their performances with tricks and tips of his own as well.
“Whenever I see I need to chip in with my knowledge when it comes to talking to the spinners or even batters on how to play certain shots against spinner, I do talk to them and try to contribute whatever way I can. I want to give it all I have to the team so that they can be better at their own game,” Harbhajan Singh concluded.