- Kuldeep had dreamed of becoming Wasim Akram in Academy: Kuldeep’s coach
- Coach said this is not possible for you, Kuldeep’s heart was broken on hearing
- Then Kuldeep impressed the coach with his spin bowling and became a Chinaman
The young Chinaman bowler of the Indian team Kuldeep Yadav was once very impressed with the fast bowler Wasim Akram. Like the Sultan of Swing, Wasim Akram, Kuldeep used to do left arm bowling and he felt that just now he has to maneuver himself like Akram and then he too will be waving his swing bowling in the cricket world. But his dream was broken by childhood coach Kapil Pandey in the beginning.
Kuldeep came for admission in Kapil Pandey’s academy and told his coach about his dream that I want to become Wasim Akram. But Kapil immediately said that you can never become that. Hearing this, Kuldeep was disappointed and said, I also swing the ball then why not.
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This interview related to these memories of Kuldeep Yadav has been broadcast on our cricket partner website ‘Crick Baz’ under ‘Spicy Pitch’. In this, Kuldeep remembers his early times with his childhood coach Kapil Pandey.
Kuldeep’s coach said that your body is not as powerful as Wasim Akram or any fast bowler, so it is not possible for you. After this, the coach asked him to give the test of spin bowling, while Kuldeep Chinaman was throwing the ball.
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Kapil Pandey told, ‘Seeing this, I was confident that this player would definitely play India one day. Because Chinaman Bowling is not visible even in cities like Delhi-Mumbai. Leave out the matter of UP. After this, his coach asked Kuldeep to forget fast bowling forever and pay full attention to this Chinaman spin bowling, which he is an expert on today.
See this complete interview of Kuldeep Yadav