IND vs ENG: Kuldeep Yadav wasn’t picked in the India XI for 1st Test against England.© Kuldeep Yadav/Instagram
Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer on Sunday said that he cannot help but feel sad for spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who is once again warming the benches and has not been selected for the ongoing first Test against England. “Can’t help but feel sad for @imkuldeep18. Since August he’s been travelling from one bio-bubble to another but hasn’t really got a chance to showcase his talent. But don’t lose hope Kuldeep. You have done it before and I’m sure given an opportunity you will do it again. #INDvsENG,” tweeted Jaffer.
Can’t help but feel sad for@imkuldeep18 Since August he’s been travelling from one bio-bubble to another, but haven’t really got a chance to showcase his talent. But don’t lose hope Kuldeep. You have done it before and I’m sure given an opportunity you will do it again#INDvsENG
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 7, 2021
Kuldeep was not selected for the ongoing first Test against England. The Indian team selected three spinners – Ravichandran Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Washington Sundar – for the Chennai Test against England.
Axar Patel got injured on the eve of the first Test, but Shahbaz Nadeem got the nod ahead of Kuldeep.
Nadeem who was in the reserves initially was added to the squad after Axar’s injury and he got a chance to play the match.
Kuldeep was a part of India’s squad for the series against Australia, but he did not play a single Test there.
Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane had also lauded the spinner for maintaining his composure even after not getting a chance to represent the country in Australia.
“I just want to mention Kuldeep Yadav and Kartik Tyagi. Kuldeep, I know it was tough for you, you did not play a game here but your attitude was really good. Your time will come, just keep working hard. Kartik you were fantastic,” said Rahane while addressing the Indian team in a video posted on the official website of BCCI.
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