Nothing pained me more than seeing the fall of Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal: L Sivaramakrishnan

Former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has stated he’s upset and pained to see the decline in kind of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, India premier wrist-spinners in white-ball cricket. Sivaramakrishnan stated each the Indian wrist-spinners will not be including new components to their video games, thereby turning into predictable in modern-day crcket.

Kuldeep Yadav has played solely 2 ODis and a Test in the final 6 months. The left-arm wrist-spinner isn’t half of the 20-member India squad which can journey to England for the World Test Championship ultimate and a 5-Test sequence towards England.

Kuldeep warmed the benches throughout India’s tour of Australia however managed to get a recreation towards England in the 4-Test sequence. However, the Kolkata Knight Riders spinner didn’t make an enduring affect in the alternative he received. Later in Indian Premier League 2021, Kuldeep didn’t get a single recreation regardless of KKR taking part in 5 of their video games in Chennai, identified for its spin-friendly wickets.

On the different hand, Chahal misplaced his place in the T20I aspect to Rahul Chahar throughout the England sequence. The leg-spinner was removed from spectacular for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021, selecting simply 4 wickets in 7 matches.

“Nothing really pained me more than witnessing the fall of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal,” Sivaramakrishnan wrote in a column for

“The duo was very successful in the early part of their career. Batsmen were not aware of what they were bowling but now they have been found out. There are computer analysts with every team to help batsmen study bowlers. They’re studying the spinners mainly because a lot of foreign players struggle against the spinners.

“To achieve success persistently like an Anil Kumble or a Muttiah Muralitharan or a Shane Warne, you must preserve creating completely different deliveries (variations) as you progress yearly in your profession.

“I found Kuldeep has become inconsistent with this line and length and Chahal is not adding more variations to his bowling and has become predictable,” he added.

‘Rahul Chahar has the braveness to go for wickets’

Meanwhile, Sivaramakrishnan stated he’s impressed with Rahul Chahar’s performances, highlighting the Mumbai Indians leg-spinner’s willingness to take more dangers. The former India cricketer backed Chahar to be half of India’s plans for the T20 World Cup.

Rahul Chahar picked up 11 wickets from 7 matches in IPL 2021 shortly after he returned to the India taking part in XI throughout the England sequence in Ahmedabad.

“On the other hand, Rahul Chahar was more impressive in his role because people were not able to analyse him that much. Rahul Chahar was definitely very gutsy, large-hearted — all the ingredients that a leg spinner needs and more importantly, not afraid of getting hit. His body language looked good,” Sivaramakrishnan stated.

“When I talk about mindset, it’s not about keeping the batsmen tight. It’s about taking wickets. And sitting in the commentary box, I get the feeling the body language of Rahul Chahar is to take wickets, whereas Chahal is quite happy containing.

“What occurs with containing is for those who do not take wickets in the center overs they usually have wickets in hand in the ultimate overs, the different bowlers will undergo.

“India need somebody with the skill, the mindset, the body language, the heart, and the courage to go for wickets in the middle overs. This is where I think Rahul Chahar impressed me the most.

“I shall be blissful to be confirmed flawed if Kuldeep and Chahal do properly – they’re two excellent cricketers and have large potential. It is simply a matter of utility and improvement in the proper method,” he added.

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