Indian team management trying to hide player’s injury: Reports
The Indian team management is trying its best to hide a player’s injury, and even playing him in the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand. The accusation has been brought into light by Indian newspaper Mirror.
According to a Mirror report, Yadav has an injured shoulder which is hampering his bowling to a great extent. So much so that the chinaman bowler conceded 84 runs in his quote of 10 overs, which was the third most expensive ODI spell by an Indian spinner. These were also the maximum runs he has gone for in his 60-match ODI career.
Ever since his forgettable display in Hamilton, more and more questions are being raised on both his form and most importantly his fitness. Probaby he has been carrying this injury right from the day he landed in New Zealand, some 20 days back.
Team India had two full practice sessions during the T20I series, but Yadav did not take part in any of them. In fact, he bowled for the first time in New Zealand on February 4, just a day before India’s first ODI in Hamilton.
However, India’s fielding coach R Sridhar dismissed the reports, saying Yadav is fully fit but not playing regularly is probably having a negative impact on his bowling.
“He is fully fit and he is not carrying any injury. He is totally cleared to play all the games. He has played a lot of ODI cricket, played all three games against Australia. He didn’t play the T20s as Chahal was there. Maybe Kuldeep is the kind of guy who needs a lot of overs under his belt to get his rhythm.
“Typical leg-spinner thing, I would suppose with a lot of overs under the belt. On and off, he is playing the odd one-day game. I think he is a good bowler and he has got all his skills. I think the New Zealand batters played him really well,” said Sridhar in a press briefing on Friday.