After intermediate as a select actor, Sunil Joshi worked with Vladimir and helped him regain his form. Sunil himself has also been a left arm spinner.
Till two years ago Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav team was not even making a place in India. Now he has become the regular bowler of the team. From 2017 to 2019, Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal used to be the backbone of Team India. This pair of wrist spinners was so successful that the opposition batsmen were in awe of them. However, things changed after 2019 and the success of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja forced 'Kulcha' out of the team
However, in the last one year there were changes in the team again and now Kuldeep is back again, who is being called Kuldeep 2.0. Due to his tremendous performance in domestic cricket and IPL, Kuldeep has once again become a topic of discussion. Former coach Ravi Shastri is also surprised to see his recent performance. This has been revealed by Sunil Joshi, former selector of Team India.
After stepping down as a selector, Sunil Joshi worked with Kuldeep and helped him get his form back. Sunil himself has also been a left arm spinner. In an interview with a news website, Sunil Joshi told how everyone had shunned Kuldeep after he was dropped from the team and no one was helping him.
He said I was part of the selection committee when Kuldeep Yadav was dropped. Who came to the rescue? No one from the coaching staff, I was the one who helped him. Corrected his bowling action, improved front arm and arm speed. Also motivated him to bowl more balls.
Ravi Shastri was the head coach when Kuldeep was out of Team India. However, after being dropped from the team, Kuldeep also changed his franchise in the IPL. Kuldeep Yadav has performed brilliantly while playing for Delhi Capitals. After working with Sunil Joshi, Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting and Shane Watson also worked hard on him.
Sunil told that now everyone is talking about Kuldeep. Even Ravi Shastri had asked him what he did with Kuldeep that helped him get back in form. Former spinner Joshi replied to this saying that he did what a bowling coach should have done.
Suddenly everyone is talking about Kuldeep Yadav. Ravi Shastri once asked me – what have you done with Kuldeep? I said, 'Ravi bhai, I have not done anything special. These are simple things that a bowling coach should do. You look at Kuldeep 2.0, his front arm is hitting the target really well. His bowling arm is also on target. He runs towards the target. Small steps, free follow through, his ball moves quickly in the air. You see the way Kuldeep is bowling now, how different it is from before.