India’s left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav failed to seal a spot in India’s 16-man squad for the last two Tests and former Australian cricketer, Shane Warne has expressed his disappointment over the snub.
He had made his debut against Australia in 2017 and he only played one more Test that year. After his clinical performance in the limited overs format, Kuldeep Yadav earned a Test call-up for the first three Tests but he subsequently got dropped from the Indian squad after the management decided to call Shaw and Hanuma Vihari for the last two Tests.
But, Australian legendary player Shane Warne has said that Kuldeep Yadav should have persisted and he shouldn’t have been sent home.
He said that India should feel shameful that they sent Kuldeep Yadav back.
“Kuldeep Yadav is very good. It is a shame that he has sent back to India. He should have got a place in the playing XI in this Test match and he should have featured in Oval’s Test as well where the ball spins. The kind of spin and mystery he possesses would have fetched him success in the matches,” he said.
Kuldeep was benched in the first Test but he got a chance to play in the second Test match for India but he couldn’t get wickets and conceded 44 runs in nine overs. He was again benched in the third match at Trent Bridge.
Now he along with Murali Vijay has returned to India.
Warne, who played 145 Tests and 194 ODIs also talked about bowler R Ashwin saying that he needed to change his gameplan.
“Ashwin should be more patient with his bowling. He should understand that five wickets will not come every day and he needs to find a way to thrive in English conditions,” he added.
Ashwin was doubtful for the fourth Test in Southampton due to his injury, but he has now been cleared to play in the next match after recovering from the injury.