Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav (5/25) was the triumph card for India against arch-rival Pakistan in the Super Four game of the Asia Cup at the R Premadasa Stadiun in Colombo on Monday.

The Chinaman bowler has taken 27 wickets from 14 matches this year, the highest by an Indian bowler in ODIs.

Kuldeep believes, tweaks in his technique, including a straighter run-up and an aggressive rhythm, has helped him improve his bowling and achieve success in ODI cricket. 

“After the knee surgery last year, my run-up has become much straighter, and rhythm has become aggressive. My hand used to fall over but that has been controlled and now it is facing the batsman,” said Kuldeep during the post match presentation ceremony,” said Kuldeep.

“I exerted care not to lose my spin and drift without losing my pace. If a leg-spinner lands the ball on a good length, he can pick up wickets more regularly and loose balls can be reduced. You can be consistent,” he added.