Having enjoyed the first 2 matches from the bench and seeing the glorious winning moment for the team, it is time for Kuldeep Yadav to show some action from his part
He might get a chance in the last test as because Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out by the ICC for breaching the code of conduct of ICC and it is the perfect chance for Kuldeep to show up his capabilities and ramfire the ground
He also said that his now captain Kohli believes in him a lot and is always desperate to give chance to the youngsters who can perform well and get past the winning knocks, and definitely Kuleep is one of those players who will definitely lead his team towards the path of victory whenever required
Kuldeep, who made his Test debut earlier this year against Australia at Dharamsala, is aware about the enormity of the occasion. “Obviously there is excitement,” he saidon Wednesday(August 9). “I was excited to play my debut Test as well, so if I get a chance to play in Sri Lanka. I will be very happy because I have been working hard and this will be a result of that. So obviously excited, but also there is nervousness that I should be able to perform.
“Definitely you will have to wait for your chance if the No.1 and No.2 spinners are in the same squad as you. You cannot walk into the team so easily. You have to wait, that’s rule of cricket. It is good that I have worked with them and I have been in the team with them for the last 6-7 months, so I have got to learn a lot from them, especially playing Test cricket with them. You gain experience like this and it helps in the future. I try to stay with them mostly and keep talking to them and they help me a lot.” Though the management is yet to convey to him whether or not he will be included for the third and final Test, Kuldeep drew confidence from the fact that coach Ravi Shastri has been around and motivating him. “It is still not clear (on his inclusion in the final XI) because there are three days left for practice. But ever since I have come here, Shastri sir keeps on motivating me. I have been doing nets and he has been talking to me during the nets from even before the first Test. It is a good experience.”