Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav said that he was unable to pay attention to the basics in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 due to playing too many matches last year. But this time he was confident of success in this T20 tournament. He said that he could not make the right plan last time, which gave him a good lesson.
The Chinaman bowler was confident of success in the IPL 2020 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the tournament is hanging in the balance. Kuldeep told Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) website, ‘I was all set for IPL 2020. I had a good plan for it. I was 100 percent confident of success in this IPL.
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Regarding his last season, the Chinaman bowler said, “I didn’t practice a lot when I landed in the IPL. The biggest lesson of IPL 2019 was that I had not made any plans for the session.
He said, ‘Last year a lot of cricket was played, especially at the international level. I joined the team only three days before the IPL started. So the plan did not go well. ‘
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Kuldeep, however, said that the previous season was not too bad for him and he may not have taken wickets but bowled economically. He said, ‘It is not that the last IPL was bad for me. I bowled well. But the success of the leg-spinner depends on the wickets taken by him. I could not take more wickets but my economy rate was good.
Kuldeep said, “When you don’t take wickets, you get a little bit confident. Apart from this, I lost a lot of runs in a match, due to which my confidence fell.
He also praised former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir and coach Wasim Akram, whom he was heavily influenced by in his early days. Kuldeep said, ‘Gotti Bhai (Gambhir) had a great influence on me in the early days of KKR. He always talked to me a lot. Not only in KKR’s time, but even after that, it has continued in the last two years.