SA vs IND: How Yuzvendra Chahal's advice helped Kuldeep Yadav on bowling against South Africa

Kuldeep Yadav opened up about a conversation with Yuzvendra Chahal before the third T20I of the SA vs IND three-match series

Abishek Goswami
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SA vs IND: How Yuzvendra Chahal's advice helped Kuldeep Yadav on bowling against South Africa

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Kuldeep Yadav opened up about his conversation with teammate Yuzvendra Chahal before the SA vs IND third and final T20I of the three-match series. Kuldeep thanked Chahal for his consistent support, highlighting their friendship throughout the years. Kuldeep recorded his best figures for Team India in the format in the final t20i against South Africa. He took five wickets for 17 runs in 2.5 overs to help India win the final game and tie the series 1-1.

BCCI posted a video on X where Suryakumar Yadav was seen having a conversation with Kuldeep in which he asked the left-arm spinner if Chahal's advice had helped him to record the figure.

"Chahal bhai had a long flight so we didn't speak much. Just met him last evening and he told me not to change too much about bowling. Even when things weren't great 2-3 years ago, he was always there for me. Hopefully, we will try to do well if we play together in ODIs," Kuldeep said.

Kuldeep dismantled South Africa's middle order and registered his best figure in the format. India batted first and scored 201 runs and then bowled out South Africa for just 95 runs. India won the match and level the series 1-1. In the video, Kuldeep also opened up about how he bagged the fifer.

"Wasn't thinking much. The idea was to bowl to a particular length and then I observed that the pitch is slow and the quicker ones were gripping a bit. So I was just mixing my flighted deliveries with quicker ones. I did get a few lucky wickets as the ball was keeping low. Once I got three wickets, I thought let's go for picking five wickets," Kuldeep said.

Suryakumar Yadav came into bat when India were 29/2 and constructed a 112-run partnership with Jaiswal. Yashasvi Jaiswal got out on 60 but the skipper went on to score his 4th T20I century. Kuldeep asked the captain about how he felt after scoring the record-equalling 4th century in the T20I format.

Surya said, "Whenever I walk out to bat, I don't think about the amount of runs I have to score. I just want to go out there and enjoy my batting. I like to sprint out to the middle and get ready to face the first ball. It was good to get the Player of the Match and Player of the Series award by coming out of my comfort zone overseas. All the success reached God, God is great,"

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