Yuzvendra Chahal mentioned that the explanation for him and Kuldeep Yadav not that includes together within the Indian staff within the final two years is as a result of all-rounder Hardik Pandya is unable to bowl.
NEW DELHI: Yuzvendra Chahal mentioned that the explanation for him and Kuldeep Yadav not that includes together within the Indian staff within the final two years is as a result of all-rounder Hardik Pandya is unable to bowl.
“When Kuldeep Yadav and I used to play, Hardik Pandya was also there and he would bowl. In 2018, Hardik Pandya got injured and Ravindra Jadeja made a comeback (in white-ball cricket) as an all-rounder, the one who could also bat at number 7. Unfortunately, he is a spinner. We could have played together if he was a medium pacer. It was the demand of the team,” Chahal informed Sports Tak in an interview.
Pandya needed to be stretchered off the sector with a again damage in a match in opposition to Pakistan which was adopted by a prolonged spell on the sidelines. He had solely began bowling once more after the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) final 12 months and is but to play a Test match since September 2018. Kuldeep and Chahal have been creating as a deadly spin pair earlier than the 2019 World Cup however they’ve hardly performed a match together for the reason that match, with the previous’s appearances for the Indian staff occurring a nosedive.
“Kuldeep and I played 50-50 matches in any series. Sometimes, he would play 3 matches of a five-match series, sometimes I would get the chance. The team combination is needed, 11 players make a team and ‘Kul-cha’ was not making it. We were there till Hardik was there, we were also given chances. The need of the team was to have an all-rounder at No. 7 position. I am happy even if I am not playing but the team is winning,” Chahal added.