Not afraid of failures now: Kuldeep Yadav | Cricket News

CHENNAI: Left Arm Wrist Spinner Kuldeep Yadav said he didn’t know how to cope when he lost his place in the Indian squad but is no longer afraid of failure after reaping dividends for changing his pace following a long absence for injury.
The 27-year-old from Uttar Pradesh took four wickets including a hat-trick to star in India ‘A’ win over New Zealand ‘A’ in the second unofficial ODI on Sunday.
“I didn’t know how to deal with the lack of playing time. After the 4 month injury layoff, I realized I needed to play faster and started working on it. I’m not scared anymore chess now,” Yadav said after the game.
Yadav, who participated in 7 tests, 69 ODIs and 25 T20Is, was part of the famous ‘KulCha’ with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal but he has been in and out of the national team in the recent past due to loss of form and injuries.
“When you fail, you learn. When I came back to the Indian side in January. I was not afraid of failure, I wanted to enjoy the game. My goal is to keep hitting the right lengths. (Getting) wickets is not in my hands… I just want to play in good areas,” he said.
“To be honest, when I got injured, coming back from there, understanding my rhythm was very important. I was a bit slow. After the surgery, I changed that rhythm, playing with more effort and more control.”
Yadav had undergone surgery after suffering a knee injury during the IPL in September last year.
After a long rehabilitation process, he was included in the three ODI series against West Indies and also replaced injured Washington Sundar in the three T20s against Sri Lanka in February.
However, Yadav has only featured in one ODI against West Indies and a T20 against Sri Lanka. He suffered another injury, this time to his right hand as he batted in the net ahead of the T20I series against South Africa in June.
“From the IPL, coming back, I was playing well in the IPL before I got hit in the net and was out for 2 months.
“In the West Indies I played very well and in Zimbabwe too. The accuracy and speed was phenomenal. Then coming back I play red ball (Unofficial Tests against New Zealand ‘A’). I played 2 games here…in the first game too, the control was magnificent. I’m very happy.”
After recovering from his wrist injury, Yadav played in a T20I against West Indies last month before appearing in the three-way ODI series against Zimbabwe.
Yadav said the injuries and the recovery that followed allowed him to understand himself and his body.
“When you keep playing, you learn. You want to play more games but it couldn’t happen. In fact, I didn’t know how to deal with it.
“The injury was a chance for me. I was able to understand my body and when I came back I started to think about my rhythm. It’s difficult but you also have to see the other part… always difficult to play for India,” he said. .

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